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Iowa’s Role in Labor History

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Unions in Iowa The first trade unions in Iowa date from the late 1850s.  Printers in Dubuque and Davenport formed local Typographical Unions.  During and after the Civil War, union formation increased rapidly, due to the growth of large-scale industry.  … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 08 The earliest recorded strike by Chinese immigrants to the U.S. occurred when stonemasons, who were brought to San Francisco to build the three-story Parrott granite building—made from Chinese prefabricated blocks—struck for higher pay – 1852 A battle between … Continue reading

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