April 4, 1907 - The first issue of The Labor Review, a "weekly magazine for organized workers," was published in Minneapolis. Edna George, a cigar packer in Minneapolis, won $10 in gold for suggesting the name “Labor Review.” The Labor Review has been published continuously since then. For more information, visit www.minneapolisunions.org and click on the link to the Labor Review Archive Project.
April 4, 1968 - The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated while in Memphis supporting striking AFSCME sanitation workers.
April 4, 1989 - The United Mine Workers scored one of the few wins for the labor movement in the 1980s. Some 1,700 UMWA miners employed a plant occupation, mass picketing, civil disobedience, a corporate campaign, and other tactics to achieve a major victory in a 9-month strike against contract concessions proposed by Pittston Coal Co.