Sunday, August 26, 2012

Today in Labor History—August 26

August 26, 1919 – United Mine Worker (UMW) organizer Fannie Sellins was gunned down by company bought sheriffs during a Pennsylvania coal strike along with Joseph Starzeleski. Sellins had helped organize the garment workers before moving on to help the coal miners. (From the Daily Bleed)

August 26, 1935 – The United Auto Workers was founded, with Francis Dillon appointed as president. (From the Daily Bleed)

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