1/4/2018 History

Today in Labor History – January 04, 1933 – Angered by increasing farm foreclosures, members of Iowa’s Farmers Holiday Association threaten to lynch banking representatives and law officials who institute foreclosure proceedings for the duration of the Great Depression.

1961 – What many believe to be the longest strike in modern history, by Danish barbers’ assistants, ends after 33 years.

1965 – Eight thousand New York City social workers strike, demand better conditions for welfare recipients.

1999 – United Paperworkers Int’l Union merges with Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Int’l Union to form Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers Int’l Union, itself later to merge with the Steelworkers.

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