Today in Labor History – March 16th

Labor History March 16th

Refusing to accept a 9-cent wage increase, the United Packinghouse Workers of America initiated a nationwide strike against meatpacking companies Swift, Armour, Cudahy, Wilson, Morrell, and others. Packinghouse workers shut down 140 plants around the country. – 1948 The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) was formed in New York to represent New York City public … Read more