Thursday, March 14, 2013

Today in Labor History—March 14

Marx's Tomb, Highgate Cemetary, London (Image by JohnArmagh)
March 14, 1883 – Karl Marx died on this date in England, age 64. (From the Daily Bleed)

March 14, 1912 - Textile manufacturers surrendered and gave in to most of the demands made by Lawrence, Massachusetts textile workers. The IWW-organized strike involved 32,000 mostly immigrant women and children and lasted 10 weeks
As we go marching, marching, we battle too for men,
For they are women's children, & we mother them again.
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
 (From the Daily Bleed and Workday Minnesota)

March 14, 1914 – The United Farmers of Ontario was founded on this date at Toronto's Labor Temple.

March 14, 1944 - TWU organized Philadelphia transit workers into local 234. (From the Daily Bleed)

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