Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1892, striking coal miners in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, dynamited barracks housing Pinkerton management thugs.
In 1983, a nine-year strike, the longest in the history of the United Auto Workers, began at the Ohio Crankshaft Division of Park-Ohio Industries in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. Despite scabs, arrests and firings, UAW Local 91 members hung tough and in 1992 won a fair contract.
Today’s labor quote is by writer George Orwell
"The essential point here is that all people with small, insecure incomes are in the same boat and ought to be fighting on the same side. Probably we could do with a little less talk about ’capitalist’ and ‘proletarian’ and a little more about the robbers and the robbed."