June 10, 1937

Catching up on Labor History. Important to note how some things never change. Here just as today, industrialists pay off municipalities to protect their interests over that of the citizens.

Today we don’t see armed thugs as big business tactics of subversion have managed to worm their way into larger society and media.

Today in Labor History

June 10In an effort to break the picket line by striking steelworkers at Newton Steel – a subsidiary of Republic Steel – in Monroe, Michigan, a vigilante mob deputized by city leaders attack with tear gas and clubs. Workers and union supporters were gassed, chased, and beaten and eight people were injured and hospitalized. An inquiry later revealed that Republic Steel had paid the city for the purchase of the weapons.

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