Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Today in Labor History—December 19


December 19, 1907 – 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. (From the Daily Bleed)

December 19, 1983 - The Greyhound bus strike ended when members of the Amalgamated Transit Union ratified a sell-out contract slashing wages and benefits. (From Workday Minnesota)

December 19, 1984 – 27 workers at Wilberg Mine died due to a speedup disaster in Orangeville, Utah. (From the Daily Bleed)

December 19, 2001 – The Argentine government declared a state of siege to stop the worst looting and rioting in a decade sparked by austerity measures and poverty. (From the Daily Bleed)

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