January

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Today in Labor History: 12,000 on strike in Texas

On this day in 1938, 12,000 pecan shellers in San Antonio, Texas, went on strike in 400 locations.

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Today in labor history: Gravediggers’ strike ends

Nearly 1,100 burials were delayed after negotiations between the two groups broke down and workers were locked out of the association's 26 cemeteries.

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Today in labor history: Jackson uses troops vs. workers

The workers were protesting not just their low pay but also the intolerable working conditions on an important canal construction project.

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Today in labor history: Jackie Robinson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball

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Today in Labor History: Court rules workers can be imprisoned without charge

The court ruled that U.S. citizens could be imprisoned without probable cause and denied their right to habeas corpus during a time of "insurrection."

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Today in labor history: Lucy Parsons leads march in Chicago

Parsons was described by the Chicago Police Department as "more dangerous than a thousand rioters."

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Today in labor history: Palmer Raids victims win basic right

Today in labor history, Jan. 16, 1920, thousands of immigrants, arrested during the vicious Palmer Raids, won a basic constitutional right: legal representation.

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"Solidarity Forever" completed Jan. 15, 1915

On January 15, 1915 in Chicago there was a big march on City Hall by some 1,500 jobless and hungry people demanding relief.

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Today in labor history: 20,000 GE workers strike over health care

On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states.

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Today in labor history: Bread and Roses strike

On this day in 1912 the "Bread and Roses" textile strike began in Lawrence, Mass.

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