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This week in labor history: September 21-27

    SEPTEMBER 21 1896 – Militia sent to Leadville, Colo., to break miners’ strike. 1912 – Mother Jones leads a march of miners’ children through the streets...

This week in labor history: September 14-20

    SEPTEMBER 14 1901 – The Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers union calls off an unsuccessful three-month strike against U. S. Steel Corporation...

This week in labor history: September 7-13

    SEPTEMBER 7 1916 – Federal employees win the right to receive Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage. SEPTEMBER 8 1909 – Employers give in to the demands of thousands...

This week in labor history: August 30 – September 6

    AUGUST 31 1921 – Some 10,000 striking miners begin a fight at Blair Mountain, W.Va., for recognition of their union, the United Mine Workers of...

This week in labor history: August 24-30

    AUGUST 24 1970 – United Farm Workers Union begins lettuce strike. AUGUST 25 1925 – Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters founded at a meeting in New York...

This week in labor history: August 17-23

    AUGUST 17 1985 – Year-long Hormel meatpackers’ strike begins in Austin, Minn. AUGUST 18 1927 – Radio station WEVD, named for Eugene V. Debs, goes on the...

This week in labor history: August 10-16

    AUGUST 10 1931 – The Air Line Pilots Association is founded at a meeting in Chicago attended by 24 activists from across the country. 1935 –...

This week in labor history: August 3-9

    AUGUST 3 1913 – Fighting breaks out when sheriff’s deputies attempt to arrest Wobbly leader Richie “Blackie” Ford as he addressed striking field workers at...

This week in labor history: July 27-August 2

    JULY 27 1869 – William Sylvis, founder of the National Labor Union, died. JULY 28 1869 – Women shoemakers in Lynn, Mass., create Daughters of St. Crispin,...

This week in labor history: July 20-26

    JULY 20 1899 – New York City newsboys, many so poor that they were sleeping in the streets, begin a two-week strike. Several rallies drew...
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