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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1890, the Knights of Labor struck the New York Central railroad; ultimately they were defeated by scabbing workers who took their jobs.
In 1927, nine men and one woman met in Oakland, California to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.
In 1998, some 73,000 Bell Atlantic workers ended a successful two-day strike over wages and limits on contracting out of work.
Today’s labor quote is by Samuel Gompers
"The trade unions are the legitimate outgrowth of modern society and industrial conditions. … They were born of the necessity of workers to protect and defend themselves from encroachment, injustice and wrong."
Gompers was an American labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history.