Today in Labor History: December 10

Today in Labor History: December 102013.12.9—history-ge-plant
First sit-down strike in U.S. called by IWW at General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. – 1906

Int’l Human Rights Day, commemorating the signing at the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, in part: “Everyone has the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of his interests.” – 1948

American Federation of Teachers Local 89 in Atlanta, Georgia, disaffiliates from the national union because of an AFT directive that all its locals integrate. A year later, the AFT expelled all locals that refused to do so – 1956
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