Friday, November 18, 2011

Today in Labor History—November 18

November 18, 1918 – A major workers' insurrection occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, involving over 6,000 workers and a plot to overthrow the government. (From the Daily Bleed)
Strikers Guarding a Window During the Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1937 (Library of Congress)
 November 18, 1936 - Workers at the General Motors plant in Atlanta engaged in one of the many sit-down strikes that occurred during the organizing waves of the 1930s. (From Workday Minnesota)

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