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This week in Labor History - January 4

 

Angered by increasing farm foreclosures, members of Iowa's Farmers Holiday Association threaten to lynch banking representatives and law officials who institute foreclosure proceedings for the duration of the Great Depression - 1933
 
What many believe to be the longest strike in modern history, by Danish barbers’ assistants, ends after 33 years - 1961
 
Eight thousand New York City social workers strike, demand better conditions for welfare recipients - 1965
 
United Paperworkers Int’l Union merges with Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Int’l Union to form Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers Int’l Union, itself later to merge with the Steelworkers - 1999