Today in Labor History: October 8


Thirty of the city’s 185 firefighters are injured battling the Great Chicago Fire, which burned for three days – 1871

In Poland, the union Solidarity and all other labor organizations are banned by the government – 1982

Upholsterers’ Int’l Union of North America merges with United Steelworkers of America – 1985

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