Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
November 1—Malbone tunnel disaster in New York City; inexperienced scab motorman crashes five-car train during strike, 97 killed, 255 injured – 1918
November 2—President Reagan signs a bill designating a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to be observed on the third Monday of January – 1983
November 3—Some 5,000 Philadelphia-area public transit workers begin what was to be a 6-day strike centered on wages and pension benefits – 2009
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Labor Video: 10 Worst Jobs
Ten of the worst jobs in the world, according to one Youtube fan. Warning: two or three of these jobs are pretty gross, and there’s an ad at the very beginning you have to sit through. Click here to watch the video.