Today in labour history

Today in Labour History

1888 Canada Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télesphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor.[more]

1903 United States of America The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim

1917 France 35,000 workers on general strike for wages in Parisian aviation factories + Renault. The workers invent a new form of (in)action: standing idly by in the factories themselves.

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