Friday, April 8, 2022

Interunion Labor Violence

 In the course of this mass murder project, I have found lots of incidents involving labor organizing.  Unionists blowing up the Los Angeles Times, strikers murdering strikebreakers, strikers murdering company officers, presumed company goons murdering strikers (in one case shouting "fire" in a crowded union Christmas party for families leading to dozens crushed to death).  But this is one that I was not expecting: labor unions attacking each other over which union would represent coal miners.

Harlan, Ky. (1941)

08/21/1941: A dispute between two labor unions as to which would represent workers at a minute led to fighting that killed three and wounded at least two others.

Category: public

Suicide: no

Cause: labor

Weapon: firearms[1]

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