Thursday, August 4, 2011

Today in Labor History—August 4

August 4, 1919 – 15,000 silk workers went on strike in Paterson, NJ for a 44 hour week. (From the Daily Bleed)

August 4, 1997 – A successful 15-day strike was launched by 180,000 against United Parcel Service over excessive reliance on part-time workers. It was the largest U.S. strike 20 years. (From Workday Minnesota)

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