December 30, 1936 - Auto workers began their historic sitdown strike at the Fisher plant of General Motors in Flint, Michigan. Read more at http://www.uaw.org/solidarity/03/0103/feature07.html
December 30, 1883 - John Swinton's Paper graphically described how immigrants were being lured to the United States under false pretenses, only to find hardship. Contractors "tell the stories of fabulous wages to be gotten in America . . ." Swinton, a pre-eminent New York journalist, wrote. "When they reach the districts of this country . . . they find their golden dreams turned into nightmares, as they are put to work in mines, factories or on railroads, at even lower wages than those of them whom they throw out of work . . ."