September 30, 1912 - 12,000 textile workers walked out of mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to protest the arrests of two leaders of the “Bread and Roses” strike. Police clubbed strikers and arrested some and the companies fired 1,500. Industrial Workers of the World co-founder Big Bill Haywood had to threaten another general strike to get the workers reinstated. The trial of strike leaders Arturo Giovannitti and Joe Ettor ended 58 days later with their acquittal.
September 30, 1960 - The animated series “The Flintstones” debuted on television. Fred and Wilma Flintstone and Barney and Betty Rubble depicted the working class, albeit in a stereotypical way.
September 30, 1989 - White and Hmong workers went on strike at the Quality Tool plant in St. Paul. Although the strike ultimately was broken through the use of strikebreakers, it showed that new immigrants were becoming a vital force in the labor movement. “Having a union is all of us brothers,” explained one Hmong striker.
Read more about the Quality Tool strike, http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?news_6_3022