Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Today in Labor History—September 13

September 13, 1934 – 3 workers died during a strike in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, fighting for a minimum wage for textile workers. Over the course of September, more than 420,000 workers joined the strike. (From Workday Minnesota)

September 13, 1971 -- One thousand National Guardsmen, State Troopers, and local police stormed Attica Prison in New York, after a breakdown in negotiations between officials and prisoners. Governor Rockefeller ordered the attack, which resulted in the deaths of 34 inmates and nine hostages. (From the Daily Bleed)

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