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Labor history Nov 20 First use of term “scab,” Norman Thomas born, time clock is invented, more

November 20

First use of term “scab,” by Albany Typographical Society - 1816


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Norman Thomas born, American socialist leader - 1884

The time clock is invented by Willard Bundy, a jeweler in Auburn, N.Y. Bundy’s brother Harlow starts mass producing them a year later - 1888

Mine fire in Telluride, Colo., kills 28 miners, prompts union call for safer work conditions - 1901

78 miners are killed in an explosion at the Consolidated Coal Company’s No. 9 mine in Farmington, W. Va. - 1968

And this:
November 20, 1968 - An explosion at the Consolidated Coal Company’s No. 9 mine in Farmington, West Virginia, killed 78 miners, giving rise to a United Mine Workers Union campaign for federal coal mine safety legislation.

Labor history found here: http://www.unionist.com/big-labor/today-in-labor-histor... & here: http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?history_9_11_...

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