Thursday, August 16, 2012

Today in Labor History—August 16

August 16, 1819 – Police attacked unemployed workers at a demonstration in Manchester, England. (From the Daily Bleed)

August 16, 1973
– A 60-year-old United Farm Workers (UFW) member, Juan de la Cruz, was shot to death by a strike breaker during the UFW's a second grape boycott, in opposition to the Teamster’s sweetheart deals with the California growers. (From the Daily Bleed)

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