Today in Labor History

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June 13, 1977

June 13Police kick and punch women on a picket line at the Grunwick photo processing plant in Willesden, North West London, dragging some women by their hair as they were arrested. By the end of the day the police had arrested more than 80 women. The mainly female Asian workforce walked out in 1976 over wages and working conditions, were all fired, and were on the picket line for two years.

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