Today's Labor History
Labor History Today (10/6): Sex Workers Outreach Project makes history in Minneapolis
Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. Dr. Jayne Swift on the historic city ordinance just passed this August that has the potential to change the face of the adult entertainment industry in Minneapolis. Plus, Steve Striffler on “Solidarity: Latin America and the US Left in the Era of Human Rights.” Interviews by Patrick Dixon.
Last week's show: (9/29/19): Mapping American social movements
The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background - 1873
Nearly 1,500 plantation workers strike Olaa Sugar, on Hawaii’s Big Island - 1948
Company guards kill at least eight miners who are attempting to stop scabs, Virden, Ill. Six guards also were killed, and 30 persons wounded - 1898
14 miners killed, 22 wounded by scabherders at Pana, Ill. - 1902
2,000 workers demanding union recognition close down dress manufacturing, Los Angeles - 1933
More than 1 million Canadian workers demonstrate against wage controls - 1976
American Federation of Labor votes to boycott all German-made products as a protest against Nazi antagonism to organized labor within Germany - 1934
More than 1,100 office workers strike Columbia University in New York City. The mostly female and minority workers win union recognition and pay increases - 1985
National Basketball Association cancels regular season games for the first time in its 51-year history, during a player lockout. Player salaries and pay caps were primary issue. The lockout lasted 204 days - 1998
Hundreds of San Jose Mercury News newspaper carriers end 4-day walkout with victory - 2000
Labor history courtesy David Prosten
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