Today in Labor History
IWW War Trials in Chicago, 95 go to prison for up to 20 years. Many IWW members opposed US participation in World War I, arguing that war represents struggles among capitalists in which the rich become richer, and the working poor die at the hands of other workers - 1918
Bakery & Confectionery Workers Int’l Union of America merges with Tobacco Workers Int’l Union to become Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers - 1978
Year-long Hormel meatpackers' strike begins in Austin, Minn. - 1985
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