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May 05, 2015
Today in Labor History
May 5, 1886: Some 14,000 building trades workers and laborers, demanding an 8-hour work day, gather at the Milwaukee Iron Co. rolling mill in Bay View, Wisc. When they approach the mill they are fired on by 250 National Guardsmen under orders from the governor to shoot to kill. Seven die, including a 13-year-old boy.

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US labour news headlines from LabourStart

In Case You Missed It
Updated On: Apr 26, 2013

  • For whom the bells toll, for whom the alarms ring.
  • No OSHA inspections at TX fertilizer plant in 5 years.
  • That huge budget deficit? It's shrinking. Really.
  • Woot! Boston Teamsters answered the call.
  • Immigrations raise incomes in America.
  • 4 recent victories for the common good.
  • No small knives on planes — for now.
  • Did we mention that Republicans in Congress are going after our overtime?
  • An honest portrayal of union organizing on this episode of 'The Good Wife.'


 
 
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