Labor History in 2:00

November 8 - The New Orleans General Strike to Win Justice for All Workers

November 8, 2019

On this day in Labor History the year was 1892. That was the day that black and white workers in New Orleans began what is considered the first integrated general strike in United States history. The strike began when the New Orleans Board of Trade refused to enter into an agreement with the Teamsters Union because it included black members.