Today in Labor History – December 12th

Women members of United Steelworkers of America (Local 1066) protested sex discrimination, in Gary, Indiana. – 1973

A U.S. immigration sweep of six Swift meat plants resulted in arrests of nearly 1,300 undocumented workers. – 2006

Today was a global day of action for ratification of International Labour Organization Convention No. 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, Click To Tweetwhich established the first global standards for the estimated 50-100 million domestic workers worldwide, the vast majority of whom are women and girls. Six countries have signed on to date. – 2012

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