Today in labor history, Jan. 16, 1920, thousands of immigrants, arrested during the vicious Palmer Raids, won a basic constitutional right: legal representation.
On January 15, 1915 in Chicago there was a big march on City Hall by some 1,500 jobless and hungry people demanding relief.
On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states.
On this day in 1912 the "Bread and Roses" textile strike began in Lawrence, Mass.
On this day in 1939, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union led 1,700 farm families in the Missouri Highway Sit-down.
The revolt consisted of somewhere between 300-500 people.
In the depths of the Great Depression, some 500 farmers marched into the town of England, Ark., to demand food for their starving families.
On this day, in 1872 John Roy Lynch, an African American former slave, was elected speaker of the Mississippi House.
It was the first attempt to found a national miner's union.