Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

December 3, 1946

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130,000 workers from 142 unions – including workers from factories, industries, services, retail stores, transportation systems, and more – declare a “work holiday” and walk off their jobs in support of striking Oakland, California, department store clerks and in opposition to police intervention that was facilitating strike breaking activity.  The Oakland General Strike lasted for two days.

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