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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:48 PM
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Labor history Dec 4 FDR announces the end of the WPA, Cesar Chavez jailed for 20 days, more

December 4


President Roosevelt announces the end of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), concluding the four-year run of one of the American government's most ambitious public works programs. It helped create jobs for roughly 8.5 million people during the Great Depression and left a legacy of highways and public buildings, among other public gains - 1943

UAW President Walter Reuther elected president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations - 1951

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December 4, 1951 - United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther was elected president of the CIO, the Congress of Industrial Organizations. The CIO organized millions of workers in auto, steel, rubber and other major industries in the 1930s and 1940s. Four years later, Reuther led the CIO into a merger with the American Federation of Labor to form the AFL-CIO. He continued as president of the UAW and was an early leader in bringing together labor and the civil rights movement.

Cesar Chavez jailed for 20 days for refusing to end United Farm Workers' grape boycott - 1970

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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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:01 PM
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1. WPA - a new one - R Reich and Moore both have called for it
End ALL unemployment in four months. See sig below
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