Today in Labor History – February 7th

Labor history February 7th
The Imperial Sugar Co. refinery, known to many as Dixie Crystals or the Savannah Sugar Refinery, was heavily damaged by explosions and fire Thursday night. At least 40 were injured; Six are still reported missing. (Carl Elmore/Savannah Morning News)

Imperial Sugar refinery Union miners in Cripple Creek, Colorado began what was to become a five-month strike. It started when mine owners cut wages to $2.50 a day, from $3. The state militia was called out in support of the strikers, the only time in U.S. history that a militia was directed to side with … Read more