Today in Labor History

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January 11, 1912


The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)-organized “Bread & Roses” textile strike of 32,000 women and children begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts. It lasted ten weeks and ended in victory. The first workers to walk out were Polish women who, upon collecting their pay – which had been reduced – exclaimed that they had been cheated and promptly abandoned their looms.


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2 thoughts on “January 11, 1912

  1. Great blog! I love to think about what happened on this day however many years ago.

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