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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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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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