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TODAY IN LABOR HISTORY JULY 23RD

TODAY IN LABOR HISTORY JULY 23RD

Northern Michigan copper miners struck for the 8 hour day, higher wages and union recognition. The strike continued untiljuly23 April 12, 1914. During the strike, 600 were arrested for inciting a riot, 500 for violating an injunction against picketing, and the Western Federation of Miners ( WFM) president, Charles Moyer, was shot, beaten and forced …