Sunday, February 24, 2013

Today in Labor History—February 24

Children of Lawrence, MA strikers sent to live with sympathizers in New York City during the work stoppage
February 24, 1912 - Women and children were beaten by police during the Bread and Roses textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. (From Workday Minnesota and the Daily Bleed)
Arrest and escorting plainclothes policemen. Petrograd. 1917
 February 24, 1917 – A Petrograd bread riot turned into revolution when soldiers refused to fire on demonstrators turned on their officers, stormed the arsenal and liberated 20,000 automatic pistols, torched the police stations and emptied the prisons. (From the Daily Bleed)

February 24, 1919 –
A new Federal Child Labor law passed and was declared unconstitutional in 1924. A similar law passed two years earlier was declared unconstitutional in 1918. (From the Daily Bleed)

February 24, 1923 –
A U.S. Labor Party convention repudiated Communism. (From the Daily Bleed)

February 24, 1939 – The Supreme Court ruled that sit-down strikes were illegal. (From the Daily Bleed)

February 24, 1965 – District 1199 Health Care Workers became the first U.S. labor union to oppose the war in Vietnam. (From the Daily Bleed)

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