Thursday, April 4, 2013

Today In Labor History: April 4

Luddite Leader Ned Ludd (engraving, 1812, from Wikipedia)
April 4, 1812 – Luddites rioted at Stockport, England, to tried and halt the advancement of machines that would replace workers. (From Luddite Chonology and the Daily Bleed)

April 4, 1950 – Longshoremen union leader Harry Bridges was convicted of lying about being a Communist. (From the Daily Bleed)

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