Today's Labor History
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The "Shoemakers of Boston"—the first labor organization in what would later become the United States—was authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony - 1648
New York City agrees to pay women school teachers a rate equal to that of men - 1911
IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out - 1927
Some 58,000 Chrysler Corp. workers strike for wage increases - 1939
The United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) was formed as a self-governing union, an outgrowth of the CIO's Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee. UPWA merged with the Meatcutters union in 1968, which merged with the Retail Clerks in 1979 to form the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) - 1943
photo: Delegates to the first Women's Activities Conference sponsored by the United Packinghouse Workers of America in 1953
GM agrees to hire more women and minorities for five years as part of a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - 1983
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