Today in Labor History April 11

Luddites destroying a loom

1800s Today in Labor History April 11, 1812: 300 Luddites attacked Wroe & Duncliffs Manufacturing, in Rawfords Hill, England. They destroyed the machinery that was replacing them and throwing them out of work. Then they set fire to Wroe & Duncliffs. Mobs also attacked the William Cartwright mill, in Liversedge. 1910s April 11, 1912: IWW …

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Today In Labor History April 8

Massacre in Korea, Picasso

1800s Today In Labor History April 8, 1864: The 13th¬†amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, banning chattel slavery. However, it permitted a continuation of wage slavery and the forced labor of convicts without pay. April 8, 1896: Songwriter Yip Harburg was born on this day. Harburg was known for the social commentaries of his …

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