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Labor History June 7th
Today in Labor History June 7th
The Colorado state militia was sent to Cripple Creek (again) to suppress a Western Federation of Miners (WFM) strike. A
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Labor History June 6th
Today in Labor History June 6th
The US Employment Service was created. – 1933 A general strike by 12,000 auto workers and others in Lansing, Michigan
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Labor History June 5th
Today in Labor History June 5th
Sixty-Seven anarchists were arrested and set up for deportation in the wake of a bomb explosion, marking the beginning of
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Labor History June 4th
Today in Labor History June 4th
Massachusetts became the first state to establish a minimum wage. – 1912 The Zoot Suit riots began on this date
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Labor History June 3rd
Today in Labor History June 3rd
The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) was formed.  At its founding convention, delegates represented roughly 2,000 members.  The ILGWU
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Labor History June 2nd
Today in Labor History June 2nd
Printers in Philadelphia began what was to be a successful strike to protest a reduction in their wages from 45
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