Monday, March 19, 2012

Today in Labor History—March 19

March 19, 1883 - A Memorial for Karl Marx was held in New York, led by P. J. McGuire, head of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a founder of the American Federation of Labor. (From Workday Minnesota)

March 19, 1930 – During the Great Depression, 1,100 men standing in a breadline in New York City seized two truckloads of bread and rolls as they were being delivered to a nearby hotel. (From the Daily Bleed)

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