Saturday, April 9, 2011

Today In Labor History: April 9

Sacco & Vanzetti
April 9, 1834—Silk workers insurrection began in Lyon, France, launching what would become known as the Sanglante Semaine, or bloody week. (From the Daily Bleed)

April 9, 1894—A hunger revolt occurred in Lyon, France. (From the Daily Bleed)

April 9, 1927—The death sentences for Sacco and Vanzetti were uphold. (From the Daily Bleed)

April 9, 1970 - Public school teachers went on strike in Minneapolis, despite a court order banning the walk out. (This was unlike today, where any threat of legal action gets the union bosses besmearing themselves). The Teachers were fighting for raises and the right to collectively bargain. The strike ended in a settlement that gave amnesty for the strikers (they had violated the law). (From Workday Minnesota)

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