Thursday, January 24, 2013

Today in Labor History—January 24

Victims of the Red Scare Awaiting Deportation at Ellis Island, 1/3/20 (from Wikipedia)
January 24, 1920—Palmer raids (or first Red Scare), which began on January 2, continued throughout January, resulting in the arrest of 3,000 labor activists and suspected anarchists and communists in 30 cities and 20 states. (From the Daily Bleed)

January 24, 1937 -- The United Auto Workers (UAW) organized their first aircraft local. (From the Daily Bleed)

January 24, 1981 – Millions of Polish workers walked off the job in support of Solidarity’s demand for a 5-day work week. (From the Daily Bleed)

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