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Today in Labor History Jan 25 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld "yellow dog" contracts & 16,000 strike

January 25

Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Womens Rights convention - 1851

The Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) is founded as the Tin, Sheet Iron and Cornice Workers International Association - 1888

United Mine Workers of America founded in Columbus, Ohio. The unions constitution barred racial, religious and ethnic discrimination - 1890



And this: January 25, 1890 - The United Mine Workers Union was founded in Columbus, Ohio, and adopted a constitution prohibiting racial, religious and ethnic discrimination. R.F. Warren of Ohio became the first African-American elected to the union's Executive Board.

The Supreme Court upholds Yellow Dog employment contracts, which forbid membership in labor unions. Yellow Dog contracts remained legal until 1932 - 1915

And this: January 25, 1915 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld "yellow dog" contracts, which forbid membership in labor unions. Yellow dog contracts remained legal until passage of the Norris-LaGuardia Act in 1932. At the turn of the century, the term "yellow dog" meant an inferior or worthless person or thing.


16,000 textile workers strike in Passaic, N.J. - 1926

Labor history found here: http://www.unionist.com/today-in-labor-history & here: http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?history_9_01_...



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