Today in Labor History – January 4th


Angered by increasing farm foreclosures, members of Iowa’s Farmers Holiday Association threaten to lynch banking representatives and law officials who institute foreclosure proceedings for the duration of the Great Depression – 1933

8,000 NYC social workers strike, demand better conditions for welfare recipients – 1965

Legendary Transport Workers Union leader Mike Quill, other TWU leaders are jailed for violating anti-strike court injunction in 4-day-old New York City transit walkout involving 35,000 members. A settlement was reached Jan. 13 – 1966

United Paperworkers International Union merges with Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union to form Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers International Union, itself later to merge with the Steelworkers – 1999

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