Today in labor history, silk workers held a one-time performance of Paterson Strike Pageant at Madison Square Garden in 1913.
On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a historic advance for all Americans.
Today in labor history, the Luddites (19th century textile workers) attacked the Heathcoat and Boden's Mill, responding to substandard workplace conditions.
It was the largest labor union of its time and one of the first industrial unions in the United States.
Today in labor history ... an Occupy trio: 1934 first sit-down strike, 1937 Women's Day Massacre and 1953 four-day general strike in Hawaii.
On June 12, 1981, a Major League Baseball strike began, forcing cancellation of 713 games.
It was on June 8, 1953 that the tide turned in favor of racial equality, and the prejudicial policies of Washington restaurants were expressly forbidden.