Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

November 9, 1935

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The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed to promote industrial unionism within the American Federation of Labor and to organize – on an industry-wide basis – unorganized and often unskilled workers.  Three years and significant successes later, the CIO held its first convention, changed its name to the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and elected John L. Lewis its first president.

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