Today in Labor History – November 3rd

Philadelphia Transit Strike

Philadelphia Transit Strike

California Workingmen’s Party orator Dennis Kearney was arrested and jailed for two weeks for “incendiary speeches.” – 1887

Striking milk drivers dumped thousands of gallons of milk on New York City streets. – 1921

A United Mine Workers strike that led to a U.S. government takeover of the mines ended on this date with a contract providing higher pay and other benefits. – 1943

Almost 5,000 transit workers of Transport Workers Union Local 234 strike in Philadelphia over wages, pensions, and benefits. Click To Tweet The strike shut down the city’s transportation services and after six days, a five-year contract deal was reached that provided pay and benefit increases. – 2009

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