April

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Today in labor history: Congress approves landmark WPA

On April 8, 1935, with the nation in the depths of the Depression, Congress voted to approve the Works Progress Administration.

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Today in labor history: Miners at Pittston strike

On this day in 1989, the United Mine Workers began their historic strike against Pittston Coal.

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Today in labor history: Memphis 1968, we remember

An assassin's bullet felled the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. King had come to Memphis to support a strike by the city's sanitation workers.

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Today in labor history: N.J. mill strikers urged to keep fighting

Striking silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey were increasingly at odds with police, who repeatedly crushed their efforts to hold rallies.

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Today in labor history: Several major strikes happened

Hundreds of workers seeking higher pay and a nine-hour day gathered in the street near the Draper Corp. loom-making plant.

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