Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today in Labor History—September 15


September 15, 1919 – President Coolidge busted the Boston police labor strike. (From the Daily Bleed)

September 15, 1931 -- Sailors at Invergordon, Scotland, mutinied over pay cuts. (From the Daily Bleed)

September 15, 1963 - Four young African-American girls—Denise McNair, 11, and Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins, all 14—were killed at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, in Birmingham, Alabama, helping to mobilize support for the civil rights movement. (From Workday Minnesota)

September 15, 1970 - Over 350,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike against General Motors. (From Workday Minnesota)

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