Today in Labor History – November 18th

American Airlines on Strike

Seattle printers refused to print anti-labor ad in the newspaper. – 1919

Workers at the General Motors plant in Atlanta engaged in one of the many sit-down strikes that occurred during the organizing waves of the 1930s. – 1936

31 men died on Lake Michigan with the sinking of the Carl D. Bradley during one of the worst storms in the lake’s history. The 623-foot ship, carrying limestone, broke in two. Four crewmen survived. – 1958

[bctt tweet=”Flight attendants at American Airlines went on strike over staffing, scheduling and work rules, and health benefits.” username=”VoicesOfLabor”] The strike was quickly settled through binding arbitration in the workers’ favor. – 1993

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