Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
May 31—Rose Will Monroe, popularly known as Rosie the Riveter, dies in Clarksville, Ind. During WWII she helped bring women into the labor force – 1997
June 1—As many as 60,000 railroad shopmen strike to protest cuts in wages – 1922
June 2—The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President Harry Truman acted illegally when he ordered the Army to seize the nation’s steel mills to avert a strike – 1952
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Cool Labor Site: BizVizz
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