Today in Labor History – July 11th

Striking coal miners in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, used dynamite to destroy barracks housing Pinkerton management thugs. – 1892

A nine-year strike, the longest in the history of the United Auto Workers, began at the Division of Park-Ohio Industries Inc. in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. During the strike the company lost nearly $50 million, $34.5 in 1992 alone.  Despite scabs, arrests and firings, UAW Local 91 members hung tough and in 1992 won and signed a new three year agreement. – 1983

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