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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1919, the Seattle General Strike began. The city was run by a General Strike Committee for six days as tens of thousands of union members stopped work in support of 32,000 striking longshoremen.
Today’s labor quote is by Rose Schneiderman, an organizer for the Women’s Trade Union League, after the 1909 Triangle Shirtwaist strike. Rose Schneiderman, who said:
“a good many girls in this fight have come to know each other’s names and to know a sisterly feeling for the first time in their lives.”
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