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June 19, 1937
The Women’s Day Massacre in Youngstown, Ohio, when police use tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during a strike at Republic Steel. One union organizer later recalled, "When I got there I thought the Great War had started over again. Gas was flying all over the place and shots flying and flares going up and it was the first time I had ever seen anything like it in my life...".
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The History of Labor Day and What It Means Today
Posted On: Aug 29, 2018
August 29, 2018 | LABOR HISTORY | Labor Day is on Monday, Monday, September 3, 2018. Before you celebrate by running off to your nearest beach, you may want to know how this holiday was started. The history of Labor Day, originally tied to the "dignity of workers", underscores the uphill climb U.S. clock-punchers and career professionals have had for the past 100-plus years. From mail room attendant to coal miners to office secretaries and more, the story of Labor Day is not only one of celebration, but of bloodshed and sacrifice, as well, as those workers from generations past paid a steep price for advancing the cause of labor for generations to come… The Street
 
 
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