July

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Today in labor history: Steel Workers founded in Pittsburgh

Within a year of its inception, over 125,000 people had joined the union.

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Today in labor history: San Francisco General Strike

On July 16, 1934, the city of San Francisco shut down as 65,000 workers from all industries walked off the job, in response to a call by longshore workers for a general strike.

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Today in labor history: Tenant farmers form union

African American and white farmers formed the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in Tyronza, Arkansas.

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Woody Guthrie's first Daily Worker column

Woody Sez  "The national debit is one thing I caint figger out"

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Today in labor history: Homestead strikers battle Pinkerton thugs

On July 6, 1892, under the cover of darkness, two barges, loaded with armed Pinkerton thugs hired by the Carnegie Steel Co., landed on the south bank of the Monongahela River.