Monday, July 9, 2012

Today in Labor History—July 9

Women and children taking a cannon to the barricades during the Paris Commune
July 9, 1906 – Gabriel-Constant Martin (1839-1906) died. Gabriel-Constant Martin was a teacher and elected member of the Paris Commune and the First International. (From the Daily Bleed)

July 9, 1917 -- Federal troops raided the IWW hall in Yakima, Washington. (From the Daily Bleed)

July 9, 1935 – The first Transport Workers Union (TWU) strike began in protest of the dismissals of six car cleaners who refused work speed-up. All were reinstated. (From the Daily Bleed)

July 9, 1947 – The Greek government ordered the arrest of 11,500 people on charges of plotting a Communist revolution. (From the Daily Bleed)

July 9, 1951 – Dashiell Hammett was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for refusing to cooperate with the US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities' (HUAC) inquiries into domestic "subversion." (From the Daily Bleed)

July 9, 1952  - The first U.S. mine safety law was enacted to prevent mine disasters. (From Workday Minnesota)

July 9, 1978 – 100,000 marched in Washington, D.C. for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. (From the Daily Bleed)

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