Today in Labor History

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December 15, 1921


A protest by 500 women in Kansas that began earlier in the week – organized in support of striking mine workers and against new anti-labor legislation that forced unions into arbitration and outlawed strikes in the state – swells to 4,000, stretching a mile long.  The women, dubbed the “Amazon Army” by the New York Times, disbanded upon hearing that the militia was on its way.   Victory came a year later when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Kansas anti-labor laws unconstitutional.


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