Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Today in Labor History—July 18

July 18, 1917 – A citywide General Strike began in Rio de Janeiro. Workers were fighting for an 8-hour day and 20% wage increase. Strikers included furniture workers, tailors, shoemakers, bread carriers, textile workers, metal workers. (From the Daily Bleed)

July 18, 1919 – 35,000 stockyard workers went on strike in Chicago. (From the Daily Bleed)

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