Today in Labor History

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September 23, 1933

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Owner Jay Hormel agrees to recognize the Independent Union of All Workers after workers at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota, mass at the front gate and refuse to go in.  Union leader Frank Ellis stood his ground and Hormel relented, signing an agreement before the entire crowd.  [Image:  Workers on strike at Hormel a few months later.]

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