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Today in Labor History – April 27th
The first strike for the 10 hour day occurred on this date by Boston carpenters, – 1825 1,450 paroled Union
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Today in Labor History – April 26th
The Anti-Coolie Act of April 26th, 1862 was passed. It was titled “An Act to Protect Free White Labor.” The
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Today in Labor History – April 24th
Mumia Abu Jamal, death row activist, journalist and former Black Panther, was born on this date. – 1954 The International
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Today in Labor History – April 23rd
Ida Mae Stull died on this date. She was nationally recognized as the country’s first female coal miner. – 1980
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Today in Labor History – April 22nd
The first known slave revolt in America occurred, just eight years after the first slaves were brought from Africa to
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Today in Labor History – April 21st
Bituminous coal miners across the country went on strike over wage cuts. The nationwide strike was met with violence from
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