The Haymarket Massacre/Riot/Affair; Pete Seeger at 100: Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. Timothy Messer-Kruse on "The enduring power of the Haymarket Square bomb: uncovering the hidden history of a failed revolutionary uprising in America." From the Our Daily Worker/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag series at Michigan State University. Plus: celebrating Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday with the R.J. Phillips Band.
The Knights of St. Crispin union is formed at a secret meeting in Milwaukee. It grew to 50,000 members before being crushed by employers later that year - 1867
Two die, 20 are injured in “Bloody Tuesday” as strikebreakers attempt to run San Francisco streetcars during a strike by operators (photo). The strike was declared lost in 1908 after many more deaths, including several in scab-operated streetcar accidents - 1907
Philadelphia’s longest transit strike ends after 44 days. A key issue in the fight was the hiring and use of part-timers - 1977
Labor history courtesy Today In Labor History.
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