Today in Labor History October 6th

Labor History October 6th
Boeing Co. machinists and supporters look on during a rally Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, outside a Boeing administration building in Seattle. The day hasn't been announced, but Boeing and the striking Machinists union have agreed to resume negotiations in hope of ending the strike, now over a month old The union is demanding better job security, Boeing says it needs flexibility. The strike has idled 27,000 workers, mostly in the Puget Sound region and also in Portland and Wichita. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The First National Conference of Trade Union Women was held on this date. – 1918 “The Jazz Singer”, this country’s first feature-length sound film, opened in New York City. Within three years, 22,000 theater jobs for musicians who accompanied silent films were lost, while only a few hundred jobs for musicians performing on soundtracks were … Read more