Monday, September 10, 2012

Today in Labor History—September 10

September 10, 1859 – Minneapolis’ oldest union, the Minneapolis and St. Anthony Typographical Union No. 42, was chartered on this date (From Workday Minnesota).
Lattimer  massacre, 1897
 September 10, 1897 - A sheriff and deputies killed 19 striking miners and wounded 40 others in Lattimer, Pennsylvania during a peaceful mining protest. Many of those killed were originally brought in as strikebreakers and who later organized and joined the strike. (From the Daily Bleed andTWorkday Minnesota).

September 10, 1941—Trade union leaders were shot by German firing squads in retaliation for striking. (From the Daily Bleed).

September 10, 1962—The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that James Meredith could be admitted to the University of Mississippi. (From the Daily Bleed).

September 10, 1963—The 20 black children were integrated into Birmingham schools in spite of opposition by the city. (From the Daily Bleed).

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