Saturday, January 28, 2012

Today in Labor History—January 28

January 28, 1861 – The first national coal miners' union—the American Miners Association—was founded on this date. (From the Daily Bleed)

January 28, 1914The Edmonton, Canada city council caved in to the IWW, agreeing to provide a large hall for the homeless, pass out three 25-cent meal tickets to each man daily and employ 400 people on a public project. (From the
Daily Bleed)

January 28, 1918 – General Strikes occurred in the large cities throughout Germany. The Berlin strike lasted through Feb 3rd. (From the Daily Bleed)

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