Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
October 10—Six days into a cotton field strike by 18,000 Mexican and Mexican-American workers in Pixley, Calif., four strikers are killed and six wounded; eight growers were indicted and charged with murder – 1933
October 11—Nearly 1,500 plantation workers strike Olaa Sugar, on Hawaii’s Big Island – 1948
October 12—Company guards kill at least eight miners who are attempting to stop scabs, Virden, Ill. Six guards are also killed, and 30 persons wounded – 1898
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Labor Video: Workers’ Struggles vs. Angry Birds
While workers are fighting to improve their wages and working conditions, more people seem to care about Angry Birds. Get fired up! Click here to watch the video.