Today's Labor History
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The People’s Charter — submitted by the London Working Men’s Association with six million signatures — is published in England as a parliamentary bill. Although the charter was not enacted, most of its demands were passed into law during the century after the end of the Chartist movement. - 1838
The constitution of the Brotherhood of the Footboard was ratified by engineers in Detroit, Mich. Later became the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; now part of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters - 1863
About 200 construction workers in New York City attack a crowd of Vietnam war protesters four days after the Kent State killings. More than 70 people were injured, including four police officers. Peter Brennan, head of the New York building trades, was honored at the Nixon White House two weeks later, eventually named Secretary of Labor - 1970
Some 12,000 Steelworker-represented workers at Goodyear Tire & Rubber win an 18-day strike for improved wages and job security - 1997
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services.
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