Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Today in Labor History—October 12

October 12, 1845 – The First Industrial Congress of US (first US national labor congress) met in  New York City. (From the Daily Bleed)

October 12, 1898 Also known as “Miners Day,” October 12 commemorates the 14 miners who were killed in the “Virden Riot” of October 1898, when miners got in a shootout with mine guards attempting to bring in strikebreakers. The riot came in response to mine owners refusal to accept the 8-hour day, offer raises, abolish the company store and recognize the United Mine Workers. (From Workday Minnesota and the Daily Bleed))

October 12, 1902 – Fourteen miners were killed and 22 were wounded at Pana, Illinois. (From the Daily Bleed)

October 12,  1925 – 600 U.S. marines landed and took over police duties in Panama City, Panama, during a strike and rent riots. (From the Daily Bleed)

October 12, 1976 Over one million Canadian workers demonstrated against wage controls. (From Workday Minnesota)

October 12, 1998 – Matthew Shepard died from injuries sustained after being beaten and tortured in a homophobic assault in Laramie, Wyoming. (From the Daily Bleed)

October 12, 2000 – Peruvian teachers fought police in front the building of Congress, in Lima, demanding the resignation of Fujimori. (From the Daily Bleed)

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