Today's Labor History
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Twenty people, including at least nine firefighters, are killed in Boston’s worst fire. It consumed 65 downtown acres and 776 buildings over 12 hours - 1872
Knights of Labor strike New York Central railroad, ultimately to be defeated by scabbing - 1890
Ten custodial workers meet in Oakland, Calif. to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association (photo at right), representing school support staff throughout the state - 1927
A fire and resultant loss of oxygen when a high pressure hydraulic line was cut with a torch in a Titan missile silo near Searcy, Ark., kills 53 people, mostly civilian repairmen - 1965
73,000 Bell Atlantic workers end a successful two-day strike over wages and limits on contracting out of work - 1998
The United Steelworkers and Amicus, the largest manufacturing union in the United Kingdom, announce formation of a strategic alliance to work on a range of mutual concerns - 2005
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