Today in Labor History – July 18th

The Brotherhood of Telegraphers began an unsuccessful three-week strike against the Western Union Telegraph Company. – 1883

35,000 Chicago stockyard workers went on strike. – 1919

African-American hospital workers won a113-day union recognition strike in Charleston, South Carolina. – 1969

From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States

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