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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:09 PM
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Labor history Nov 28, 154 men die in a coal mine, IBEW founded, 400 NYC photoengravers strike, more

November 28

William Sylvus, founder of the National Labor Union, born - 1828

National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, precursor to IBEW, founded - 1891

And this: November 28, 1891 - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was founded. Today, the IBEW represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government

154 men die in a coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pa. Engineer and General Superintendent A.C. Beeson tells the local newspaper he had been in the mine a few minutes before the blast and had found it to be in perfect condition - 1908


Some 400 New York City photoengravers working for the citys newspapers, supported by 20,000 other newspaper unionists, begin what is to become an 11-day strike, shutting down the papers - 1953

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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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:57 PM
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1. What a great story! Thank you Omaha Steve for being our labor historian here
at DU. You are appreciated!!!!
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:13 PM
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2. In over 100 years, some things haven't really changed a lot
Men are still dieing in mines and the assholes, er, owners are still saying that "Everything's all right".
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