Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Today in Labor History—September 18

September 18, 1934 -- Textile workers went on a General Strike on the east coast, with 325,000 striking in the south and 421,000 striking nationwide. 1.5 million struck in various industries in 1934. There was also a growing anti-war movement, with 25,000 students striking against the war in 1934, while 500,000 students participated in anti-war demonstrations in 1936. (From theDaily Bleed)

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