Today in Labor History

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January 22, 2004


Chea Vichea, leader of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), is assassinated.  He had recently been fired by a garment factory in reprisal for helping to establish a union at the plant and had experienced numerous threats on his life for years because of his efforts to organize workers.  [Image: Buddhist monks lead Chea Vichea’s funeral procession, attended by thousands of workers.]

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