Friday, October 21, 2011

Today in Labor History—October 21

October 21, 1902 - Anthracite miners, who had been on strike for nine months, finally won recognition of their affiliation with the United Mine Workers union and a contract with mine bosses. (From Workday Minnesota)

October 21, 1921 -- Massive demonstrations occurred all over Europe in support of the anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti. In Paris, 10,000 police and 18,000 soldiers tried to control the crowds. (From the Daily Bleed)
Nationalists bomb Madrid using Italian pilots
October 21, 1936 – The fascist siege of Madrid began.

October 21, 1949 – Ten U.S. Communists were sentenced to five years in jail each for advocating the overthrow of the US. government. (From the Daily Bleed)

October 21, 1967 The United Auto Workers (UAW) confirmed what many already knew—that its bosses were right wing, nationalist, collaborationist scoundrels, when the union issued a statement supporting LBJ's policy in Vietnam. (From the Daily Bleed)

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