December

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Today in Labor History: First ever sit-down strike

On this day in 1906, the first ever sit-down strike in American history took place at the General Electric plant in Schenectady, N.Y.

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Today in labor history: Steam boiler operators unionize

Canadian workers joined the union a year after it was formed, at which point it came to be called the International Union of Steam Engineers.

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Today in labor history: Black workers form national union

African American delegates met in Washington, D.C., to form the Colored National Labor Union.

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Locked out sugar workers reject deal for fourth time

This is the fourth time members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union have voted down an identical offer.

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Today in labor history: Oakland general strike

Today in 1946 Oakland California women led a general strike that massed some 140,000 workers.

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