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US Labor History

1960-1969

 
1960
President John F. Kennedy is elected
Civil rights sit-in begins at Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina
Negro American Labor Council founded
General Electric Strike
Seamen's Strike
Mother Jones , UMWA organizer, dies at age 100
 
1962
Presidential executive order gives federal employee's unions the right to bargain with government
agencies
New York City Newspaper Strike begins
East Coast Longshoremen's Strike
 
1963
President John F. Kennedy is assassinated
Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President
Congress passes Equal Pay Act prohibiting wage differentials based on sex for workers
covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act
 
1964
President Lyndon B. Johnson is reelected
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, or national origin
 
1965
United Farm Workers Organizing Committee formed
California Grape Workers' Strike
 
1966
New York City Transportation Strike
 
1967
Copper Strike begins
 
1968
President Richard M. Nixon is elected
Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., is assasinated while supporting a strike by Memphis,
Tennessee, sanitation workers.
New York City Teachers' Strikes
 
1969
Charleston, South Carolina, Hospital Workers' Strike
Black Lung compensation bill passes in West Virginia after mass demonstrations by UMWA
members
 
 1800  1950
 1900  1960
 1910  1970
 1920  1980
 1930  1990
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