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Blast From the Past — 1937

This month I have gathered some news articles from the same year. We will take a look at the lighter side of life—and some gritty facts of life—in 1937. Today we have a Twofer, clips from two different newspapers, published three days apart at the start of the new year. The U.S. economy was stronger than…

The reason lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn’t there the second time. —Willie Tyler

Blast From the Past — 1937

On May 26, 1937, workers of 3 major independent steel mills—Republic Steel, Youngstown Sheet & Tube, and Inland Steel—voted to strike over low wages and poor working conditions. Once the workers walked out and formed picket lines, the companies brought in strikebreakers—”scab” labor—to run the factories. That decision

July 15, 1959 – The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.

May 23, 1934 — The Auto-Lite strike culminates in the “Battle of Toledo”, a five-day melée between

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can and keep moving on. —Ulysses S. Grant

Which Side Are You On?

“The Larkspur Ferry Terminal was blocked by a picket line of ironworkers, teamsters, electricians, boatmen and women, ferry captains, laborers, and mechanics. These workers, who run and maintain the Golden Gate Bridge, Buses and Ferries were protesting to defend their health benefits and conditions. More than 380 union workers employed by the Golden Gate Bridge…

Strike at Golden Gate Ferry

Today was another day of action for Golden Gate Bridge, Bus, and Ferry workers as members of 19 Unions joined the Inland Boatmen’s Union as they had a one-day strike at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. At issue is a new contract and a fight to keep healthcare affordable for current employees and retirees. The Union…

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