Today in Labor History

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October 18, 1927

8,400 coal miners across Colorado go on strike, shutting down the majority of mines in the state.  Five weeks into the strike, Columbine – one of the few towns with a mine still open using scab labor – became the scene of a massacre when police and militia opened fire on miners attempting to enter the town.  Six people were killed and over sixty injured, many severely.


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