Today in Labor History
Today in labor history, April 26, 1944: After management at Montgomery Ward repeatedly refuses to comply with an order by the National War Labor Board (created to avert strikes in critical war-support industries) to recognize the workers’ union and abide by the collective bargaining agreement that the board worked out, President Franklin Roosevelt orders the Army National Guard to seize the company’s property in Chicago and remove its chairman, Sewell Avery.

Today in labor history, April 26, 1944: After management at Montgomery Ward repeatedly refuses to comply with an order by the National War Labor Board (created to avert strikes in critical war-support industries) to recognize the workers’ union and abide by the collective bargaining agreement that the board worked out, President Franklin Roosevelt orders the Army National Guard to seize the company’s property in Chicago and remove its chairman, Sewell Avery.

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    Sometimes (Very rarely) the US Government did awesome shit.
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    Should still be done.
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    When we were a country FOR the people, not the corporations.
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    lolol this is how most of these 1% pieces of shit will choose to go…you gonna have to drag they asses out and shoot’em
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    Not infrequently, I wish FDR were our president now.
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