Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
July 11—Striking coal miners in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, dynamite barracks housing Pinkerton management thugs – 1892
July 12—The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star (Frankenstein’s Monster) and union activist Boris Karloff – 1933
July 13—Detroit newspaper workers begin 19-month strike against Gannett, Knight-Ridder. The strike was to become a lockout, which lasted four years more – 1995
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Labor Video: CBTU Inspires!
At their recent convention, The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists brought together speakers whose words should resonate with all unionists: Be Proud, Be Strong, Be United! Click here to watch the video.