11/28/2017 History

Today in Labor History – November 28, 1828 – William Sylvis, founder of the National Labor Union, born. 

1891 – National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, precursor to IBEW, founded.

1908 – A total of 154 men die in a coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pa. Engineer and General Superintendent A.C. Beeson tells the local newspaper he had been in the mine a few minutes before the blast and had found it to be in perfect condition.

1953 – Some 400 New York City photoengravers working for the city’s newspapers, supported by 20,000 other newspaper unionists, begin what is to become an 11-day strike, shutting down the papers.

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