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Labor History June 19th
Today in Labor History June 19th
Slaves were declared free in Texas, a date now celebrated each year as the holiday “Juneteenth.” – 1865 The kangaroo
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Labor History June 18th
Today in Labor History June 18th
The American Federation of Teachers issued a charter to the St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers Local 28. One year
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Labor History June 17th
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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Labor History June 16th
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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Labor History June 15th
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 the
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Labor History June 14th
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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