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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1877, 30 workers were killed by federal troops in Chicago, and more than 100 wounded at the "Battle of the Viaduct" during the Great Railroad Strike.
In 1894, President Grover Cleveland appointed a United States Strike Committee to investigate the causes of the Pullman strike and the subsequent strike by the American Railway Union. Later that year the commission issued its report, absolving the strikers and blaming Pullman and the railroads for the conflict.
In 1948, President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, directing equality of opportunity in armed forces.
And on this date in 1992, the Americans With Disabilities Act took effect. It requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities and bans discrimination against such workers.
Today’s labor quote is by president George Herbert Walker Bush, when he signed the Americans With Disabilities Act
"Many of our fellow citizens with disabilities are unemployed. They want to work, and they can work."