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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1860, in what is described as the worst industrial disaster in state history, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts collapsed, trapping 900 workers, mostly Irish women. More than 100 died, and scores more were injured in the collapse and ensuing fire. Too much machinery had been crammed into the building.
Today’s labor quote is by Joe Hill, who said:
“All the world is made of music. We are all strings on a lyre. We resonate. We sing together.”
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