Today in Labor History – December 12

labor history december 12

Women members of United Steelworkers of America (Local 1066) protested sex discrimination, in Gary, Indiana. – 1973

A U.S. immigration sweep of six Swift meat plants resulted in arrests of nearly 1,300 undocumented workers. – 2006

Today was a global day of action for ratification of International Labour Organization Convention No. 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, which established the first global standards for the estimated 50-100 million domestic workers worldwide, the vast majority of whom are women and girls. Six countries have signed on to date. – 2012

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