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- Today in Labor History: Weekend EditionMarch 24 Groundbreaking on the first section of the New York City subway system, from City Hall to the Bronx. According to the New York Times, this was a worker’s review of the digging style of the well-dressed Subway Commissioners: “I wouldn’t give th’ Commish’ners foive cents a day fer a digging job. They’re too shtiff” – […]
- Today in Labor History: March 23Trial of 101 Wobblies, charged with opposing the draft and hindering the war effort, begins in Chicago – 1918 Norris-La Guardia Act restricts injunctions against unions and bans yellow dog contracts, which require newly-hired workers to declare they are not union members and will not join one – 1932 Five days into the Post Office’s […]
- Today in Labor History: March 22Mark Twain, a lifelong member of the Int’l Typographical Union (now part of CWA), speaks in Hartford, Conn., extolling the Knights of Labor’s commitment to fair treatment of all workers, regardless of race or gender – 1886 The Grand Coulee Dam on Washington state’s Columbia River begins operation after a decade of construction. Eight thousand […]