Today in Labor History: February 2

Three hundred newsboys organize to protest a cut in pay by the Minneapolis Tribune – 1917

Legal secretary Iris Rivera fired for refusing to make coffee; secretaries across Chicago protest – 1977

The 170-day lockout (although management called it a strike) of 22,000 steelworkers by USX Corp. ends with a pay cut but greater job security.  It was the longest work stoppage in the history of the U.S. steel industry – 1987
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