Today in Labor History – March 13th

labor history march 13

Elizabeth Gurley Flyn

Civil rights activist and suffragist Susan B. Anthony died at the age of 86. “Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.” – 1906

A four-month UAW strike at General Motors ended with a new contract. The strikers were trying to make up for the lack of wage hikes during World War II. – 1946

IWW Labor organizer and recovering anarchist Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was elected chair of the National Committee of the Communist Party, USA. – 1961

Labor Local 260 Houston negotiated its first contract with Pioneer Bus, ending dual pay scales for black and white drivers. – 1963

United Farm Workers (UFW) won a contract with the Christian Brothers Winery. – 1967

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