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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 09:25 PM
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Labor history Nov 10 first sitdown strike of the 1930s, Edmund Fitzgerald lost in storm, more

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November 10, 1933 - Members of the Independent Union of All Workers occupied the Hormel meatpacking plant in Austin, Minnesota, in what some historians consider the first sitdown strike of the 1930s. Workers held the plant for three days, demanding a wage increase. Governor Floyd B. Olson mediated an agreement between owner Jay Hormel and the union.

The ship Edmund Fitzgerald the biggest carrier on the Great Lakes and crew of 29 are lost in a storm on Lake Superior while carrying ore from Superior, Wisc. to Detroit. The cause of the sinking was never established - 1975

Tile, Marble, Terrazzo Finishers, Shop Workers & Granite Cutters International Union merges into United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners - 1988

Labor history found here: http://www.unionist.com/big-labor/today-in-labor-histor...

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