July 7, 1882 - Striking longshoremen in New York City held a meeting to discuss ways to keep new immigrants from scabbing. The tactics were successful, at least for a time. On July 14, 500 newly arrived Jews marched straight from the ship to the union hall. The next day, 250 Italian immigrants stopped scabbing on the railroad and joined the union.
July 7, 1890 - The Minnesota Federation of Labor was founded in St. Paul.