Today in Labor History

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September 9, 1924

hanapepepFilipino sugar cane workers – on strike for higher wages and better working conditions – and police clash at a strike camp in Hanapepe, Hawaii. Outarmed by police, strikers fought with cane knives, sticks, and a few guns. Sixteen workers and four policemen died. Striking workers and their leaders were arrested, tried, and imprisoned; many were later deported to the Philippines.

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