Month: March 2022

Today in Labor History March 7

1860s Today in Labor History March 7, 1860: 6,000 shoemakers and 20,000 other New England workers participated in a mass strike in Lynn, Massachusetts, also known as the great New England Shoemakers Strike. It was the largest U.S. strike prior to the Civil War. Thousands of women marched through a blizzard carrying signs saying: “American …

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Today in Labor History March 5

Today in Labor History March 5 Today in Labor History March 5, 1770: The Boston Massacre took place.  British soldiers, living in colonists’ homes, started taking jobs from local workers. Angered, rope makers started provoking the British soldiers, who fired at and killed Crispus Attucks, a multiethnic colonist. They went on to kill 4 others. …

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