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Today in Labor History – April 18th
Clarence Darrow was born. Darrow was the lawyer who defended Eugene V. Debs and the Wobblies, as well as John
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Today in Labor History – April 17th
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a New York maximum hours law for bakery workers was unconstitutional under the Due
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Today in Labor History – April 16th
Jacob Coxey was born on this date in Massillon, Ohio. Coxey, a populist businessman, proposed ending the 1893 depression by
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Today in Labor History – April 15th
This date marks the birth of A. Philip Randolph, organizer and president of the African-American Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
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Today in Labor History – April 14th
More than 100 Mexican and Filipino farm workers were arrested for union activities in Imperial Valley, California. Eight were convicted
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Today in Labor History – April 13th
The Great Northern rail strike began in Helena, Montana, spreading to St. Paul within a few days. The strike was
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