Today in Labor History

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January 25, 1888

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Delegates representing local unions of tin and sheet iron workers meet in Toledo, Ohio, and organize the Tin, Sheet Iron and Cornice Workers’ International Association.  Today, the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) represents 150,000 workers in the construction, manufacturing, service, railroad, and shipyard industries in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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