Monday, December 5, 2011

Today in Labor History—December 5

December 5, 1912 – General Strikes occurred in both Germany and the U.S. (from the Daily Bleed)

December 5, 1944 – A wildcat strike occurred at the Dodge truck plant in Detroit, Michigan—one of many "illegal" wartime strikes. (from the Daily Bleed)

December 5, 1955 - The American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merged into a single mega-union—the AFL-CIO, ending a 20-year schism in the American trade union movement. (From Workday Minnesota)

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