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This week in labor history: November 30-December 6

    DECEMBER 1 1913 – The Ford Motor Co. introduces the continuous moving assembly line which can produce a complete car every two-and-a-half hours. 1930 – Kellogg...

This week in labor history: November 23-29

    NOVEMBER 23 1170 B.C. – History’s first recorded (on papyrus) strike, by Egyptians working on public works projects for King Ramses III in the Valley...

This week in labor history: November 16-22

    NOVEMBER 16 1927 – A county judge in Punxsutawney, Pa., grants an injunction requested by the Clearfield Bituminous Coal Co. forbidding strikers from speaking to...

This week in labor history: November 9-15

    NOVEMBER 9 1872 – Twenty people, including at least nine fire fighters, are killed in Boston’s worst fire. It consumed 65 downtown acres and 776...

Mother Jones remembered on Miners Day

Mt. Olive, IL – Mother Jones and the fallen miners that she held in such high esteem were remembered and honored on Miners Day,...

This week in labor history: November 2-8

    NOVEMBER 2 1909 – Police arrest 150 in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Wash. 1920 – Railroad union leader & socialist Eugene V. Debs receives nearly...

This week in labor history: October 26-31

    OCTOBER 26 1825 – After eight years and at least 1,000 worker deaths — mostly Irish immigrants — the 350-mile Erie Canal opens, linking the...

This week in labor history: October 12-18

    OCTOBER 12 1898 – Company guards kill at least eight miners who are attempting to stop scabs, Virden, Ill. Six guards are also killed, and...

This week in labor history: October 5-11

    OCTOBER 5 1945 – A strike by set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, Calif., when...

This week in labor history: September 28-October 4

    SEPTEMBER 28 1864 – The International Workingmen’s Association is founded in London. It was an international organization trying to unite a variety of different left-wing,...
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