Today in Labor History
On this date in 1891, Tennessee sent in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville.
In 1941, after 14 years of labor by 400 stone masons, the Mount Rushmore sculpture was completed in Keystone, South Dakota.
And in 1971, in a sign of the changing times, the International Alliance of Bill Posters, Billers and Distributors of the United States and Canada surrendered its AFL-CIO charter and disbanded.
- compiled/edited by David Prosten at Union Communication Services
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