This year we recall struggles including the Detroit auto workers whose sit-down strikes in the 1970s fought speed-ups and racist supervisors to the 1910 uprising of New York garment workers; the Parisian cafe workers who stopped work to stop managers from stealing their tips to Alabama sanitation workers’ long struggle demanding union recognition and decent working conditions; from Tokyo workers whobeseiged the stock exchange to demand fair wages to maritime workers fighting Taft-Hartley injunctions to London dockworkers whose direct action freed shop stewards jailed for enforcing union conditions.
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“I want to express my gratitude for making the Labor History Calendar available. For years I have been purchasing it and find that it contains enormous information about labor history, both in the United States and internationally. As a former steelworker turned labor historian it is of immense value to me in teaching my students labor history by reminding me of the labor events that have taken place in the past.” — M.B., Houston