Today in Labor History – September 19th

labor history september 19

Solidarity Day March

Chinese coal miners are forced out of Black Diamond, Washington. – 1885

Between 400,000 and 500,000 unionists converge on Washington D.C. for a Solidarity Day, a march and for a rally “Jobs, Justice, Compassion” in response to President Ronald Reagan’s anti-worker, anti-union policies. 250 organizations, including unions, civil rights, religious, and social justice participated. – 1981

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