Today in Labor History
The first General Strike in Canadian history is held in Vancouver, organized as a 1-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labor activist Albert “Ginger” Goodwin, who had called for a general strike in the event that any worker was drafted against his will - 1918
Hatch Act is passed. Officially titled "An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities," the Hatch Act prohibits employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president, vice-president, and certain designated high-level officials of that branch, from engaging in some forms of political activity. The law was named for Senator Carl Hatch of New Mexico and was most recently amended in 2012. - 1939
- compiled/edited by David Prosten at Union Communication Services.
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