Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
July 18—Hospital workers win 113-day union recognition strike in Charleston, S.C. – 1969
July 19—Women’s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Delegates adopt a Declaration of Women’s Rights and call for women’s suffrage – 1848
July 20—Two killed, 67 wounded in Minneapolis truckers’ strike—”Bloody Friday” – 1934
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Labor Video: McDonald’s “Help” Line
Meet Nancy. She has two children and has worked full-time at McDonald’s for 10 years. She earns $8.25 an hour and has never had a raise. She can’t support her family on McDonald’s low pay, so Nancy called the help line… click here to watch the video.