1/22/2018 History

Today in Labor History – January 22, 1826 – Indian field hands at San Juan Capistrano mission refused to work, engaging in what was probably the first farm worker strike in California.

1849 – Birth of Terence V. Powderly, leader of the Knights of Labor.

1890 – The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio, with the merger of the Knights of Labor Trade Assembly No. 135 and the National Progressive Miners Union.

1932 – Five hundred New York City tenants battle police to prevent evictions.

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