Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Today in Labor History—August 10

August 10, 1893 -- San Francisco began deporting Chinese workers under the first Chinese Exclusion Act (passed May 6, 1882). (From the Daily Bleed)

August 10, 1905 – The International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers launched a national strike against the American Bridge Co., a subsidiary of the US Steel Corp. (From the Daily Bleed)

August 10, 1931 – The Air Line Pilots Association was founded in Chicago, winning its first contract in 1939, signing a deal with American Airlines. (From Workday Minnesota)

August 10, 1970 – The Equal Rights Amendment was passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 350 to 15. (From the Daily Bleed)

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