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In today’s labor history, on this date in 1953, some 400 New York City photoengravers working for the city’s newspapers, supported by 20,000 other newspaper unionists, began what would become an 11-day strike, shutting down the papers.
Today’s labor quote is by William Sylvis, founder of the National Labor Union, born on this date in 1828. The National Labor Union was organized in Baltimore in August 1866 and demanded the adoption of the 8-hour day, the establishment of producer cooperatives, and the right for wage-earners to organize unions.
William Sylvis, who said:
"Single-handed we can accomplish nothing; but united there is no power of wrong we may not openly defy."
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