Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Today in Labor History—August 8

August 8, 1835 – Between 10 and 20 people were killed in a clash between a Citizen's Militia and rioters protesting the collapse of the Bank of Maryland. (From the Daily Bleed)
Zapata's birthplace (Image by Ivan Martinez)
 August 8, 1879 – Méxican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata was born. (From the Daily Bleed)

August 8, 1903 – A miners' strike began in Cripple Creek, Colorado. (From the Daily Bleed)

August 8, 1920 – British workers demonstrated against their nation’s planned intervention in Russia. Union leaders threatened a General Strike. (From the Daily Bleed)

August 8, 1995 – 700,000 public workers in Turkey staged a one day sit-in General Strike, demanding greater pay. Union leaders suggested the high salaries earned by government officials were an appropriate benchmark for pay hikes necessary to catch up with inflation. (From the Daily Bleed)

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