Thursday, March 1, 2012

Today in Labor History—March 1

March 1, 1798 – U.S. printers went on strike. (From the Daily Bleed)
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March 1, 1907 – Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) struck sawmills in Portland, Oregon. (From the Daily Bleed)

March 1, 1912 – British miners went on strike for a national minimum wage. It was the largest strike Britain had ever experienced, with over one million workers participating. (From the Daily Bleed)
March 1, 1919 – 15,000 Soviet sailors mutinied at Kronstadt from March 1-17, against Bolshevik tyranny. The rebels adopted a 15-point program of political and economic demands in open defiance of the Bolshevik Party. On March 17, Kronstadt was subdued in a bloody assault by Red Army units. From the Daily Bleed)

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