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Today in Labor History – June 10th
Unions were legalized in Canada. – 1872 A massive strike by miners occurred in Coeur d’Alenes, Idaho. In order to
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Today in Labor History – June 9th
Labor activist Helen Marot was born on this day. Marot was a librarian from a wealthy family in Philadelphia, who
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Today in Labor History – June 8th
The first documented labor strike in San Francisco occurred when Chinese laborers demanded a raise while working on the Parrott
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New in the Voices of Labor Store – 8 Hours
One of big fights for labor was the fight for an 8 hr day. While once it was to only
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Today in Labor History – June 7th
The Colorado state militia was sent to Cripple Creek (again) to suppress a Western Federation of Miners (WFM) strike. A
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Today in Labor History – June 6th
The US Employment Service was created. – 1933 A general strike by 12,000 auto workers and others in Lansing, Michigan
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