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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 09:37 PM
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November 12

November 12, 1882 - The St. Paul Trades & Labor Assembly was founded and became part of the newly formed American Federation of Labor.



Ellis Island in New York closes after providing the gateway for 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1924. From 1924 to 1954 it was mostly used as a detention and deportation center for undocumented immigrants - 1954

Chainsaw Al Dunlap announces he is restructuring the Sunbeam Corp. and lays off 6,000 workershalf the workforce. Sunbeam later nearly collapsed after a series of scandals under Dunlaps leadership that cost investors billions of dollars - 1996

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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