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January 30 - Chicago Gravediggers End 43-Day Strike

January 30, 2020

On this day in Labor History the year was 1992. That was the day that the gravediggers of Chicago ended their forty-three day strike.  The United Press International’s headline declared, “The dead will rest in peace now that Chicago-area gravediggers have reached a tentative contract.” The gravediggers were part of Service Employees International Union Local 106.