Today in Labor History

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June 23, 1999


After a 25-year-long struggle, textile workers at six Fieldcrest Cannon plants in North Carolina vote for union representation by the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).  The combined facilities made up the biggest textile mill in the country, employing more than 5,000 workers and theirs was the largest union victory in a Southern textile mill in U.S. history.

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