Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today in Labor History—October 11

October 11, 1873 - The Miners’ National Association was founded in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnicity, echoing the Knights of Labor and presaging the IWW. (From Workday Minnesota)

October 11, 1906 – San Francisco ordered the segregation of all Asian children in schools until Teddy Roosevelt forced the city to rescind the order. (From the Daily Bleed)

October 11, 1972 – Right wing truckers struck against the democratically-elected Allende government in Chile, assisted by the CIA, helping to set the stage for years of brutal repression by the Pinochet dictatorship. (From the Daily Bleed)

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