Today in Labor History – January 19th

1915 NJ Roosevelt riot

Twenty rioting strikers were shot by factory guards at Roosevelt, N.J. – 1915

3,000 members of the Filipino Federation of Labor strike the plantations of Oahu, Hawaii. Their ranks swell to 8,300 as they are joined by members of the Japanese Federation of Labor – 1920

Yuba City, Calif. labor contractor Juan V. Corona found guilty of murdering 25 itinerant farm workers he employed during 1970 and 1971 – 1973

Bruce Springsteen makes an unannounced appearance at a benefit for laid-off 3M workers, Asbury Park, NJ – 1986

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    • And you are right Justin which means I need to update this. Not sure how the date got wrong, but I appreciate the catch


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