Today in Labor History

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June 17, 1936

tumblr_lkxw8aPDpK1qz8xtho1_500The Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) sets up its headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh with the goal to organize steelworkers. “Our first problem was to banish fear from the steelworkers’ minds,” recalled Philip Murray, SWOC chair. On March 2, 1937, U.S. Steel signs its first collective bargaining agreement with SWOC.


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