Today in Labor History: April 20

Today in Labor History April 20, 1912, workers celebrated their victory in Lowell, MA.

Today in Labor History April 20, 1812: Luddites attacked factories in Middleton, Manchester, Bolton, Ashton, Oldham and Cheshire England. April 20, 1912: Nearly 10,000 demonstrators celebrated the textile workers’ victory in Lawrence, MA. They won a 10-20% pay hike and grievance committees after a brutal strike that united workers from 51 nationalities. During the strike, police …

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Today in Labor History April 18

Today in Labor History April 18, 1787: The U.S. Constitutional Convention passed the three-fifths compromise. This was the first time the government codified treating African-Americans as human (partially). But this was only for tax purposes and to determine the number of seats in the House of Representatives. Free blacks counted as a full citizen. Today …

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