Today in Labor History – September 29th

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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