Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

February 10, 1963


Eleven members of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union are shot in Reesor Siding, Northern Ontario, Canada – three fatally – by farmers as they and 400 other striking union members attempt to stop a shipment of the farmers’ wood to the Spruce Falls Power and Paper Company. Twenty farmers were charged; a jury dismissed the charges of non-capital murder.


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