Today in Labor History

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February 10, 1972

saltley-gate-trades-council-ad30,000 engineers walk out in support of a nationwide strike by coal miners, and about a third of them march to the last remaining open fuel depot in Birmingham, England, and shut it down. The blockade forced police – who had battled for days to keep the depot open – to surrender. The “Battle of Saltley Gate” was a turning point in the miners’ strike.


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