Monday, November 14, 2011

Today in Labor History—November 14

November  14, 1903 – The National Women's Trade Union League formed in Boston. (From the Daily Bleed)

November 14, 1916 – Margaret Sanger was arrested for operating a birth control clinic. (From the Daily Bleed)

November 14, 1918 – Striker workers were gunned down in Granges, Switzerland. (From the Daily Bleed)

November 14, 1938 - The National Federation of Telephone Workers was founded in New Orleans, later becoming the Communications Workers of America, which is now one of the largest unions in the United States. (From Workday Minnesota)

November 14, 1942 – An attack on a man believed to be an informer at the Poston concentration camp and the subsequent arrest of two popular inmates led to a giant strike by interned Japanese Americans. A similar uprising took place at the Manzanar concentration camp the following month. (From the Daily Bleed)

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