Sunday, March 10, 2013

Today in Labor History—March 10

March 10, 1906 - France- Coal dust exploded at the Courrieres mine, killing 1,000 miners, in the worst mining disaster of the 20th century. 45,000 miners went on strike in the aftermath to protest the ongoing unsafe working conditions. They were ultimately suppressed by the military. (From the Daily Bleed)
March 10, 1921 - Suppression of the Kronstadt rebellion by the Bolsheviks continued.
(From the Daily Bleed)
March 10, 1941 - New York City bus drivers in the Transport Workers Union went on strike. After 12 days without bus service and a large show of support by Irish-American strikers at the St. Patrick’s Day parade the mayor ordered arbitration. (From Workday Minnesota)
March 10, 1942 - Workers won union recognition at the Brooklyn Union Gas Company. (From the Daily Bleed)
March 10, 1968 - Cesar Chavez officially broke his fast at a mass in Delano, California, with Robert Kennedy by his side.  (From the Daily Bleed)

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