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Labor History June 13th
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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Labor History June 12th
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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Labor History June 11th
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. Louis
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Labor History June 10th
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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Labor History June 9th
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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Labor History June 8th
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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