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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:35 PM
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Today in Labor History Aug 7 Eugene Debs arrested, my family members part of 675,000 on strike (OS)

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August 7, 1890 - Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, a founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World, was born.

Eugene Debs and three other trade unionists arrested after Pullman Strike - 1894

Actors Equity is recognized by producers after stagehands honor their picket lines, shutting down almost every professional stage production in the country. Before unionizing, it was common practice for actors to pay for their own costumes, rehearse long hours without pay, and be fired without notice - 1919

United Slate, Tile & Composition Roofers, Damp & Waterproof Workers Association change name to Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers - 1978

Some 675,000 employees struck ATT Corp. over wages, job security, pension plan changes and better health insurance. It was the last time CWA negotiated at one table for all its Bell System members: divestiture came a few months later. The strike was won after 22 days - 1983

(Note that my wife Marta was one of the 675,000 on strike. So was my sister Barb.)

Television writers, members of The Writers Guild of America, end a 22-week strike with a compromise settlement - 1988

Labor history found here: http://www.unionist.com/today-in-labor-history & here: http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?history_9_08_...

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