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Today in Labor History – April 12th
A group of “puddlers”,  craftsmen who manipulate pig iron to create steel, met in a Pittsburgh bar and formed The
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Today in Labor History – April 11th
Frank Norman, who had the gall to organize all citrus workers regardless of their race, was kidnapped from his home
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Today in Labor History – April 10th
This was the birth date of Frances Perkins, the “Saint of Labor Day”, named Secretary of Labor under President Franklin
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Today in Labor History – April 9th
The United States Supreme Court ruled in Bunting v. Oregon, upholding Oregon’s 1913 state law that prescribed a ten-hour workday
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Today in Labor History – April 8th
The 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, banning chattel slavery, but allowing a continuation of wage slavery and
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Today in Labor History – April 7th
Prohibition ended, allowing unions to once again freely organize workers in the bars and workers to once again drink freely.
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