Today in Labor History – June 17th
20 workers were killed and many others were seriously injured in an explosion at the US Arsenal in Washington, D.C.
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Today in Labor History – June 16th
Eight local unions organized the International Fur Workers Union of US and Canada. The union later merged with the Amalgamated
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Today in Labor History – June 15th
  The Metal Trades Department of what now the AFL-CIO is founded. – 1908 The Congress of Industrial Organizations expels
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Today in Labor History – June 14th
In West Virginia, which was under martial law due to ongoing violence between miners and thugs hired by the mining
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Today in Labor History – June 13th
A riot erupted at the Miner’s Union Day parade in Butte, Montana. Acting Mayor Frank Curran was pushed out of
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Today in Labor History – June 12th
Fifty thousand members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen employed in meatpacking plants walked off their jobs; their
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Today in Labor History – June 11th
Representatives from the AFL, Knights of Labor, populists, railroad brotherhoods and other trade unions held a unity conference in St.
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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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