Today in Labor History – April 2nd

Labor History April 2nd
Hershey Workers hold up sign that says “We shall not be moved C.I.O”

Bread riots occurred in Richmond, Virginia due to a drought the previous year combined with a blockade by the Union and overall civil war-related shortages. Food riots occurred throughout the South around this time, led primarily by women. During the Richmond riot, women broken into storehouses and shops, stealing food, clothing and jewelry before the … Read more