Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Today in Labor History—October 2

October 2 1800 -- Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner was born on this date in 1800. Turner led the only effective, sustained slave revolt in August, 1831, in U.S. history. His actions set off a new wave of oppressive legislation by whites prohibiting the education, movement and assembly of slaves. (From the Daily Bleed)

October 2, 1935 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressed a crowd in right wing San Diego asserting the right of all workers to join unions. "It is now beyond partisan controversy that it is a fundamental individual right of a worker to associate himself with other workers and to bargain collectively with his employer." (From Workday Minnesota)
A Teacher Talks With Soldiers Outside High School #1 (Image by Cel-Li)
 October 2, 1968 – The Tlatelolco Massacre occurred in Mexico City. 15,000 students were demonstrating at the Plaza of Three Cultures against the army’s occupation of the University. The army ambushed the students, opened fire, and killed nearly 300. They also arrested thousands.  (From the Daily Bleed)
(From the IWW Website)
October 2, 2007 – The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Starbucks Workers Union won their grievances against the Starbucks in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. Starbucks chose to settle after the NLRB busted them for anti-labor violations. (From the Daily Bleed)

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