Today in Labor History – April 14th

Labor History April 14th
John Steinbeck

More than 100 Mexican and Filipino farm workers were arrested for union activities in Imperial Valley, California. Eight were convicted of “criminal syndicalism”. – 1930 It was the story of a family of Oklahoma sharecroppers who migrate to California looking for relief from the economic devastation caused by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. … Read more

Today in Labor History – December 20th

Labor History December 20th

 New York City transit strike Delegates to the AFL convention in Salt Lake City endorsed a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote. – 1899 The first group of 15 Filipino plantation workers recruited by the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association arrived in Hawaii. By 1932 more than 100,000 Filipinos were working in the … Read more