Today in Labor History
Today in labor history, July 20, 1899:  New York City newsboys go on strike, refusing to sell the New York Journal and the New York World.  Not allowed to return unsold papers (which they had to buy up front), newsboys—who were desperately poor and often homeless—typically earned around 30 cents a day and worked late into the night.  The strike ended after two weeks when the companies agreed to start buying back unsold papers.

Today in labor history, July 20, 1899:  New York City newsboys go on strike, refusing to sell the New York Journal and the New York World.  Not allowed to return unsold papers (which they had to buy up front), newsboys—who were desperately poor and often homeless—typically earned around 30 cents a day and worked late into the night.  The strike ended after two weeks when the companies agreed to start buying back unsold papers.

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    New York city Newsboys on strike.
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    And then Disney made it into a feel-good musical (because Disney loves those unions).
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    NEWSIES! Also an important part of union and labor rights history. But SINGING!
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    My great-grandfather was one of these newsboys, and he grew up to be an editor of the Wall St. Journal.
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    We are moving backwards in regards to labor. Will we eventually find out children working in these conditions again?
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