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On January 21, 1941, workers at the Allis-Chalmers engine and turbine company plant in West Allis, Wisconsin, outside of Milwaukee, walked off the job in protest over the employers firing six unionized workers. This event, happening as the U.S. was preparing to enter World War II later that year, would go far to demonstrate the […]
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On January 9, 1973, 2,000 workers employed by the Coronation Brick & Tile Factory, outside of Durban, South African, went on strike. This was the first major resistance to the South African apartheid state since the sentencing of Nelson Mandela in 1964 and a key moment in the history of the South African freedom struggle. […]
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On December 6, 1907 the Monongah Mining Disaster in West Virginia killed at least 362 workers but probably over 500. This remains the most deadly mining disaster in American history. Coal mining was a tremendously dangerous industry. It also required a lot of workers in a nation dependent on burning coal, both for industry and […]
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On November 13, 1970, Jeon Tae-Il, a Korean sweatshop worker, burned himself to death in protest over the sweatshop conditions of he and his fellow workers. This is the foundational moment in South Korean labor history and also representative of the horrible oppression that any workers around the globe face in the sweatshops that still […]
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