Today in Labor History

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May 5, 1886

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After four days of massive 8-hour day demonstrations throughout Milwaukee, WI, 1,500 workers take their demand to the Bay View Rolling Mills, the area’s largest manufacturer.  When they approached the mill, they were fired on by state militia, who had been called out by the governor.  Seven died, including a 13-year-old boy.

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