Today's Labor History
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Clerks, teamsters and building service workers at Boston Stores in Milwaukee strike at the beginning of the Christmas rush. The strike won widespread support—at one point 10,000 pickets jammed the sidewalks around the main store—but ultimately was lost. Workers returned to the job in mid-January with a small pay raise and no union recognition - 1934
The SS Daniel J. Morrell, a 603-foot freighter, breaks in two during a strong storm on Lake Huron. Twenty-eight of its 29 crewmen died; survivor Dennis Hale was found the next day, near frozen and floating in a life raft with the bodies of three of his crewmates. He had survived for nearly 40 hours in frigid temperatures wearing only a pair of boxer shorts, a lifejacket, and a pea coat – 1966
National Labor Relations Board rules that medical interns can unionize and negotiate wages and hours - 1999
photo: Picketers try to prevent a car from entering the Allis-Chalmers factory in Milwaukee on November 25, 1946. This is a different Milwaukee strike than the '34 Boston Stores strike described above; click here to read more about the history of strikes in Milwaukee.
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