Today in Labor History: July 10
Some 14,000 federal and state troops finally succeed in putting down the strike against the Pullman Palace Car Co., which had been peaceful until July 5, when federal troops intervened in Chicago, against the repeated protests of the governor and Chicago’s mayor. A total of 34 American Railway Union members were killed by troops over the course of the strike – 1894
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You know you’re going to have a bad day at work when you return from your week’s vacation, look at the calendar, and see that your vacation is scheduled for this week.
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!