Friday, May 10, 2013

Today in Labor History—May 10

May 10 1887 -- UMW organizer Ginger Goodwin was born on this date. He was murdered by a private cop sparking Canada's first General Strike. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 10, 1894 -- Pullman fired 3 workers for being on the grievance committee, leading to a strike that shut down the company a day later. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 10, 1898 -- U.S. and Canadian workers formed the Western Labor Union. (From the Daily Bleed)
 
May 10, 1920 – Dock workers in England refused to load armaments for use by Allies against Russia. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 10, 1922 – 200 labor leaders were arrested in Chicago for complicity in the murder of two policemen and the bombing of factories. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 10, 1980 – 50,000 marched for passage of Equal Rights Amendment. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 10, 1980 – 20,000 marched in a funeral procession for slain protesters in San Salvador, El Salvador. (From the Daily Bleed)
 
May 10, 1993 -- UMW struck at selected U.S. mines.  (From the Daily Bleed)

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