Today in Labor History: July 1
Homestead, Pa., steel strike. Seven strikers and three Pinkertons killed as Andrew Carnegie hires armed thugs to protect strikebreakers – 1892
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Labor Quiz: OSHA
This Week’s Quiz: Who was president when the Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed? Click here and you could be next week’s winner of a labor music CD!
Last Week’s Quiz: What is the fastest-growing occupation in the United States? Answer: The biggest job growth in the U.S. between now and 2020 will be among personal & home health care aides, says the Labor Department. About 1.9 million people worked in those jobs in 2010; it’s expected to increase to 3.2 million by 2020. Congrats to Tracy Smith of Public Employees Local 71, Anchorage, AK, this week’s quiz (and labor music CD) winner!