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    I am always posting articles from this particular website. It has a post everyday called "Today In Labor History."

    I love history and thought Labor History would be a great inspiration to all of us as well as educational so I have decided to start this thread.

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    NAACP appeals to UN on denial of voting rights
    On this day in 1947 the NAACP at the initiative of W.E.B. Du Bois presented an "Appeal to the World" to the United Nations, charging systematic discrimination against African Americans. The Appeal noted that "three-fourths of the Negro population of the nation is deprived of the right to vote by open and declared policy” and called for an investigation.
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    Sorry, the website does not seem to be working today. Either that or it was completely changed over night.

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    The website I use for this posting is back to normal now that the election is over and the Day in Labor History is back.

    Women’s rights figure Elizabeth Cady Stanton dies
    In 1848, Stanton and other women gathered in Seneca Falls, New York, where they organized the first women's rights convention. Beyond fighting for women's right to vote, Stanton also advocated gender-neutral divorce laws, enhanced economic opportunities for women, and the right of women to serve on juries.
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    I really got out of the swing of things with this thread. Back on track today!

    For December 28th

    Miners' union formed

    On this date in 1861, the American Miners Association was formed. It was the first attempt to found a national miner's union. Mainly composed of miners from Illinois and Missouri, workers from Ohio and others states participated. It founded a publication, the Weekly Miner.
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    20,000 GE workers strike over health care

    On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states, to protest the company's move to shift health care costs onto the workers. It was the first national strike against General Electric in 33 years. Members of the United Electrical Workers (UE) and the International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE/CWA) conducted a two-day strike, in many cases braving freezing temperatures and snowy conditions to hold picket lines.
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    "Solidarity Forever" completed Jan. 15, 1915

    CHICAGO - On Jan. 15, 1915 there was a big march on City Hall by some 1,500 jobless and hungry people demanding relief. Among the organizers were Lucy Parsons and Jane Addams.
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    Jackson uses troops vs. workers

    On Jan. 28 and 29, in 1834, Andrew Jackson became the first president to use federal troops against protesting workers. The workers were protesting not just their low pay but also the intolerable working conditions on an important canal construction project.
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    N.J. mill strikers urged to keep fighting

    On this day in 1913, striking silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey were increasingly at odds with police, who repeatedly crushed their efforts to hold rallies. However, Pietro Botto, socialist mayor of nearby town Haledon, invited the strikers to assemble on the front lawn of his house. There, they joined a crowd of 20,000, who listed as speakers urged them not to give up their fight.
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    Today in labor history: Congress approves landmark WPA
    I love the picture in this article! And, I still think we need something like "The New Deal" now to put people back to work and rebuild our infrastructure.

    On April 8, 1935, with the nation in the depths of the Depression, Congress voted to approve the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a central part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal."

    In his first inaugural address, on March 4, 1933, responding to mounting demands for relief and work, Roosevelt put forward his New Deal for the American people - an expansion of the federal government as an instrument of employment opportunity, economic recovery and growth, and social well-being.
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    Everettville mine explosion
    On this day in 1927, an explosion devastated the Federal No. 3 mine in Everettville, West Virginia, killing 109 mine workers, many of whom today lie in unmarked graves, their tragedy forgotten. The mine was owned by the town's New England Fuel and Transportation Company.
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