Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
Shoe-making workers of Lynn Ms, strike successfully for higher wages
American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.
Michigan authorizes workers' cooperatives
US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day
1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname
Military shoots on stopped railroad workers in Balt, kills 9
Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY
10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC
Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.
2nd International Congress calls for 1st International Workers Day 1st May 1890 to mark protests in Chicago in 1886
Chaplain Ariëns founds first roman catholic workers group
United Mine Workers of America forms
Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pa, fire on scabs, killing 7
136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase
Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
Government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers
20,000 Paris construction workers go on strike
National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers forms
7000 lay-offs black mine workers of South Africa reach Natal
Dutch Social-Democratic Workers' party & Socialistenbond merge
Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
Textile workers strike in Enschede Neth till June 1
5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
Some 140,000 miners of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania go out on a strike called by the United Mine Workers after the owners have refused to recognize the UMW, let alone negotiate or submit to arbitration; Roosevelt later threatens to have the army run the mine
In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
Dutch railroad workers strike
In Holland, railroad and dock workers go out on strike, but the government passes anti-strike bills, calls out troops, and promptly ends the strike on the 13th April
The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government
The American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms.
In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'
Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months
Union workers at NVV rejects safety demands
First Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia
Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages
A workers uprising occurs, establishing the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev.
Arrest of St Petersburg Soviet members leads to an uprising of Moscow workers and fighting in the street
In New Zealand, Domestic workers call for a 68-hour working week
Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities
The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania
Christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in Netherlands
Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest
United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day
Army fires on striking mine workers at Lena-gold fields Siberia
Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers
600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
US Iron and Steel workers begin a 3-week strike in Ohio for a eight-hour-day; they are successful as the US needs steel for armaments
Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname
Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers
Limburgse mine workers strike
The Industrial and Commercial Workers` Union of South Africa is founded, led by Clements Kadalie
Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hr day & minimum wages
US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
-Apr 26] 14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike
Foundation of the Spanish Communist Workers' Party.
Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
NVV donates 100,000 gulden to mine workers of Ruhrgebied
Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages
French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die
Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut
Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election
VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
British general strike: 3 million workers support miners
British general strike ends, but mine workers stay on strike
Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen
Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
200,000 English textile workers strike
Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist workers' movement bankrupt
One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant
US Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day
Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week
Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers
27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas
Nazis forbid non-professional auto workers
The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.
Riot at Mobile, Alabama, shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw" executed at Camp Vught
Paris rail workers strike against Nazi occupiers
Dutch General Mine Workers Union (ABWM) forms
Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
General Motors workers go on strike
United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
400,000 US mine workers strike
Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam
The Workers Party of South Korea is founded.
United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
The Second Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea is convened.
Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp
650,000 US steel workers go on strike
St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
French & Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.
North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party
200,000 French mine workers strike
South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured
All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi
Belgian construction workers strike
Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
Neth Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast
Poland: shipyard workers in Gdansk strike; soldiers in Gdynia fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
Three off-duty Scottish soldiers are killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army; 4000 shipyard workers take to the streets to demand internment in response
Thousands of Belfast shipyard workers march demanding the introduction of Internment for members of the Irish Republican Army
Over 8,000 workers go on strike in Derry, Northern Ireland, in protest at the introduction of Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) fires on workers leaving the Mackies engineering works in west Belfast (Although the factory was sited in a Catholic area it had an almost entirely Protestant workforce)
Beginning of the Ulster Workers' Council strike called by Ulster loyalists and unionists who were against the Sunningdale Agreement, which proposed the sharing of political power with Irish nationalists
5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Milt workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa
Iranian oil workers go on strike
The Workers Party of Jamaica is founded by Trevor Munroe.
The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers
Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike, beginning of the Solidarity movement
2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike
More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
Zwelakhe Sisulu, President of the Black Media Workers Association of South Africa, is detained
13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers ultimatum to workers: 'if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated'
The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins.
National Union of Mine Workers in Britain begins a 51 week strike
National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike
Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers
Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines
Moses Mayekiso, who was the General Secretary of the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and became a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), is detained for a second time and spends several months in solitary cofinement
Postal worker Patrick Sherrill shot 14 fellow workers dead in Edmond, Oklahoma
United Steel workers union ratified a concessionary with USX Corp
163 day strike against Deere & Co ends, workers accept wage freeze
28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Ct
Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
Railroad workers go on strike in US
The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves
Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers
Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.
In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.
Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.
Crude oil resumes flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline after workers welded shut a bullet hole that caused 260,000 US gallons of oil to spill out
Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.
Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers.
A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.
2005 New York City transit strike: New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services.
Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Dubayy in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport join together and riot, causing $1M in damage.
After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
Moscow fire kills 17 migrant workers
South African police open fire on striking mine workers and kill at least 34 people
8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey
Anglo Platinum Limited fires 12,000 striking workers in South Africa
6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan
40000 Verizon workers go on strike
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Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader)
Auguste Lumière, made 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory)
John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)
John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)
Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
Bessie Hillman, founder (Almalgamated Clothing Workers of America)
Muriel Kirkland, Yonkers NY, actress (Fast Workers, Hold Your Man)
W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president
Lord Collison, British union leader (agriculture workers)
Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
Gus García, Los Trabajadores/The Workers
Moe Biller, NYC, labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers)
Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
Cesar Chavez, Yuma Az, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers)
Michael Monroe, Migrant Workers
Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president
Franklin A Sonn, union leader (South African workers)
Vera Talaia, Workers
M Cyril Ramaphosa, sec-gen of South African Mine Workers' Union
Alessandro Bianchi, Workers - Pronti a tutto
Jonathan Hernández, Workers
Josef Skrivan, Workers, Let's Go
Walter P Reuther, Pres (United Auto Workers), shot at his home
Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68
Ritchie Calder, Welfare of the Workers
Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53
I W Able, CEO (United Steel Workers of America, 1965-77), dies at 87
Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
Cesar Chavez, US farm worker (United Farm Workers), dies at 66
Michael Monroe, Migrant Workers
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