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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:44 PM
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Labor history Nov 25 first organized walkout by teachers in the country, 10,000 solidarity parade mo

November 25

Some 10,000 New Orleans workers, black and white, participate in a solidarity parade of unions comprising the Central Trades and Labor Assembly. The parade was so successful it was repeated the following two years - 1883

Teachers strike in St. Paul, Minn., the first organized walkout by teachers in the country. The month-long strike for better schools involving some 1,100 teachersand principalsled to a number of reforms in the way schools were administered and operated - 1946

And this: November 25, 1946 - St. Paul teachers, led by the local of women teachers, walked out of their classrooms in the first organized teachers strike in U.S. history. The 1,165 teachers and principals (they were represented by the union as well) stayed out until Dec. 27 in what they called the strike for better schools. The walkout drew national attention to the plight of public schools, low teacher pay and difficult working conditions. The teachers won a number of reforms that improved the operation and governance of the schools.

Read the Workday Minnesota article about the strike.

1,550 typesetters begin what is to become a victorious 22-month strike against Chicago newspapers - 1947

George Meany becomes president of the American Federation of Labor following the death four days earlier of William Green - 1952

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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