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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1919, amid a widespread strike for union recognition by 395,000 steelworkers, approximately 250 alleged “anarchists,” “communists,” and “labor agitators” were deported to Russia, marking the beginning of the so-called “Red Scare.”
Today’s labor quote is by Woody Guthrie, who said:
“I ain't a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.”
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