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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:39 PM
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Labor history Dec 3 General strike started by females, IWW, teachers striking in violation, more

December 3

Textile strikers win 10-hour day, Fall River, Mass. - 1866

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passes an ordinance setting an eight-hour workday for all city employees - 1867

IWW union Brotherhood of Timber Workers organized - 1910

General strike begins in Oakland, Calif., started by female department store clerks - 1946

And this: December 3, 1946 - A general strike shut down Oakland, California. It started as a walkout by female clerks at two major department stores. Read more at these links: http://libcom.org/library/oakland-general-strike-stan-w... and http://www.dickmeister.com/id100.html


Occupy Oakland staged a modern general strike that shut down the port temporarily, November 2. Thats too recently to be in Howard Zinns terrific A Peoples History of the United States: 1492-Present but a whole lot of American history is, as seen through the eyes of its working people, women and minorities. Zinn turns history on its head with his carefully researched and dramatic recounting of America and its people -- not just its bankers, industrialists, generals and politicians. Now you can read our history while making it! In the UCS bookstore now.

The express passenger train "20th Century Limited" ends over 60 years of service when it takes its last run from New York City to Chicago - 1967

5,000 union construction workers in Oahu, Hawaii march to City Hall in protest of a proposed construction moratorium by the City Council - 1976

Arrests began today in Middleton, NJ of teachers striking in violation of a no-strike law. Ultimately 228 educators were jailed for up to seven days before they were released following the Middleton Township Education Association's agreement to take the dispute to mediation - 2001

Labor history found here: http://www.unionist.com/big-labor/today-in-labor-histor... & here: http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?history_9_12_...

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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:25 PM
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1. Well, we missed it...
day late and a dollar short for the women. It's now 12/4/11.

Always late for the women.

Sorry, I'm not in a good mood.
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