Today in Labor History – September 29th

labor history september 29

Three members of the United Mine Workers of America were shot to death by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Saskatchewan. The RCMP had fired into a miners’ parade. During the course of the strike, 400 miners and their families clashed with police. – 1931

A report by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the average weekly take-home pay of a factory worker with three dependents is $94.87 – 1962

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