Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
July 10—Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights activist, born – 1875
July 11—A nine-year strike begins at the Ohio Crankshaft Division of Park-Ohio Industries in Cleveland. Overcoming scabs, arrests and firings, UAW Local 91 members hung on and approved a contract in 1992 with the company—now under new management—that included company-funded health and retirement benefits, as well as pay increases – 1983
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
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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.