Today in Labor History – March 24th

New York City Subway

[click_to_tweet tweet=”Groundbreaking occurred on the first section of the New York City subway system, from City Hall to the Bronx.” quote=”Groundbreaking occurred on the first section of the New York City subway system, from City Hall to the Bronx.”] The New York subway workers would go on to found the TWU (Transport Workers Union) in 1934. The TWU established a reputation for left-wing politics and was one of the first unions to join the CIO. – 1900

7,500 hotel workers and members of HERE (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union), Local 5 ended a 21-day strike of 11 major hotels in Hawaii. They stuck to protect their earned pension benefits. – 1990

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3 thoughts on “Today in Labor History – March 24th”

  1. “The New York subway workers would go on to found the TWU (Transport Workers Union) in 1934. The TWU established a reputation for left-wing politics and was one of the first unions to join the CIO. – 1900”

    Dates wrong? Founded TWU in 1934 – Joined CIO 1900?

    • What was in 1900 was the groundbreaking of the New York Subway.The info about the TWU is a continuation on the subway bit.
      Steve

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