Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
December 27—President Roosevelt seizes the railroads to avert a nationwide strike. His decision to temporarily place the railroads under the “supervision” of the War Department prompts the five railroad brotherhoods to agree to his offer to arbitrate the wage dispute – 1943
December 28—Auto workers begin sit-down strike for union recognition at GM’s Fisher Body plant in Cleveland – 1936
December 29—More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify 3-year contract – 2006
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Labor Video: The Union Buster’s Union
Hilarious video in which the professional union-busters decide they’re not being paid enough, so they start talking union. Click here to watch the video.