Today in Labor History: March 11

Today in Labor History: March 112014.03.10—history-luddites-smashing-machines
Luddites smash 63 “labor saving” textile machines near Nottingham, England – 1811

Fabled railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones born in southeast Missouri. A member of the Railroad Engineers, he was the sole fatality in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., on April 29, 1900. His skill and heroics prevented many more deaths – 1863

Transport Workers Union members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry – 1950
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