Today in Labor History May 28th

Arrested during the Rochester General Strike

The Ladies Shoe Binders Society formed in New York. – 1835

The first American law prohibiting employment of women was passed to prevent women from working in coal mines in Illinois. – 1879

At least 30,000 workers in Rochester, New York, participated in a general strike in support of the nearly 500 municipal workers who had been fired for forming a union. The next day, the city agreed to reinstate all of the discharged workers, drop the illegal charges against arrested picketers, and recognize the workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively. – 1946

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