Today in Labor History – August 4th

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The Amalgamated Assn. of Iron and Steel Workers is formed. It partnered with the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, CIO in 1935; both organizations disbanded in 1942 to form the new United Steelworkers – 1876

15,000 silk workers strike in Paterson, N.J. for 44 hour week – 1919

A successful 15-day strike was launched by 180,000 against United Parcel Service over excessive reliance on part-time workers. It was the largest U.S. strike in 20 years – 1997

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