Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today in Labor History—May 25

May 25, 1807 –The U.S. slave trade was abolished. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 25, 1871 – The “Bloody Week” assault on the Paris Commune continued. The Left Bank by this point was now in the hands of the reactionaries of Versailles, who were summarily executing the Communards with machine-guns. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 25, 1901 – The Federación Obrera Argentine (FOA) held its founding congress and was attended by workers, socialists and anarchists.
(From the Daily Bleed)

May 25, 1911 --Mexican President Porfirio Díaz resigned after a popular uprising. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 25, 1925 – Labor “racketeers” blew up two “company” houses in which scab coal miners were living during a strike against the Glendale Gas & Coal Company in Wheeling, West Virginia. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 25, 1946 – The railroad strike was settled with terms imposed by President Harry Truman. (From the Daily Bleed)

May 25, 1968 —The May Uprisings were still going on in France, with negotiations beginning in Grenelle between the government and the trade unions. The government was so afraid that soldiers would abandon their posts and fight with the workers and students, that they called up reservists and kept the soldiers in isolation. (From the Daily Bleed)

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