Today in Labor History – October 21st

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Anthracite miners, who had been on strike for nine months, finally won recognition of their affiliation with the United Mine Workers union and a contract with mine bosses. – 1902

Massive demonstrations occurred all over Europe in support of the anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti. In Paris, 10,000 police and 18,000 soldiers tried to control the crowds.- 1921

The United Auto Workers (UAW) confirmed what many already knew—that its bosses were right wing, nationalist, collaborationist scoundrels, when the union issued a statement supporting LBJ’s policy in Vietnam.-1967

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