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TODAY IN LABOR HISTORY JULY 3RD

TODAY IN LABOR HISTORY JULY 3RD

2000 workers, many of whom are children, from 20 textile mills in Paterson, NJ, went on strike. They demanded 11 hour days (down from 13.5 hours). Employers refused to negotiate and broke the strike by declaring a reduction in work hours to twelve hours daily during the week and nine hours on Saturdays. – 1835 …july3