Friday, December 16, 2011

Today in Labor History—December 16

December 16, 1912 – The French CGT union launched a General strike against the War To End All Wars. (From the Daily Bleed)

December 16, 1970 – The Polish government pacified coastal cities where workers had rebelled against high prices, by shooting shipyard workers, killing between 50 and 150, including soldiers who refused to shoot people). (From the Daily Bleed)

December 16, 1977 - Eight women in Willmar, Minnesota, launched the first bank strike in U.S. history.  (From Workday Minnesota)

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