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Week in Labor History
Posted On: Mar 15, 2013

Friday: Official formation of the Painters Int’l Union (1887); Supreme Court approves 8-Hour Act under threat of a national railway strike (1917); Bituminous coal miners begin nationwide strike, demanding adoption of a pension plan (1948); The Wall Street Journal exposes insider stock deals at the union-owned Union Labor Life Insurance Co. (ULLICO) (2002)
Saturday: The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) is formed in New York to represent New York City public school teachers and, later, other education workers in the city (1960)
Sunday: The leadership of the American Federation of Labor selects the Carpenters union to lead the 8-hour movement. Carpenters throughout the country strike in April; by May 1, some 46,000 carpenters in 137 cities and towns have achieved shorter hours (1890); A U.S.-China treaty prevents Chinese laborers from entering the U.S. (1894); Staffers at San Francisco progressive rock station KMPX-FM strike, citing corporate control over what music is played and harassment over hair and clothing styles, among other things. The Rolling Stones, Joan Baez, the Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and other musicians request the station not play their music as long as the station is run by strikebreakers (1968); Boeing Co. and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) come to terms on a new contract, settling the largest white-collar walkout in U.S. history. SPEEA represented some 22,000 workers, of whom 19,000 honored picket lines for 40 days (2000)


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