Today in 1946 Oakland California women led a general strike that massed some 140,000 workers.
On November 30, 1854, "Fighting Mary" Eliza McDowell, also known as the "Angel of the Stockyards," was born in Chicago.
On this date in 1999, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that medical interns could unionize and negotiate.
During this time, 20,000 other newspaper workers represented by other unions refused to cross the photo engravers' picket lines.
Nov. 27, 1937, the pro-labor musical revue, "Pins & Needles," opens on Broadway with a cast of International Ladies Garment Workers Union members.
On this day in 1816 the term "scab" was coined by the Albany Typographical Union in reference to strike breaking.
On this day in 1982, the National Football League Association ended a strike that lasted 57 days.
During its run, the tabloid advocated industrial unionism, free speech, sexual freedom, and support for the Industrial Workers of the World.
Working-class and wealthier women gathered in Boston to found the Women's Trade Union League to support the efforts of women to organize labor unions.
Today in 1892, the New Orleans general strike, which was comprised of both black and white workers, began.