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                                                      -Mother Jones

Sunday September 13, 1903
Cripple Creek District, Colorado - Member of Strike Committee Arrested by Military

Sherman Parker, a member of the strike committee of the Western Federation of Miner, was taken into military custody in the dead of the night. He was awakened shortly after midnight yesterday by a knock at the door, and taken away from his home and family without explanation. We are learning that the military has established a "bullpen" near the Strong Mine in Victor, and believe that Mr. Parker is being held there. He has not been allowed to consult with an attorney.

The Cripple Creek Strike
-by Emma F Langdon
(Part I, 1st pub 1904)
NY, 1969

Saturday September 13, 1913
Washington D. C. - Secretary of Labor Wilson's Name Dragged into Senate Hearings

William B Wilson
William B Wilson
In testimony before the Senate Investigating Committee, D. C. Kennedy attempted to drag the name of the Secretary of Labor into the Paint Creek hearings. Kennedy was once President of District 15 of the United Mine Workers of America, but he is now Secretary of the Kanawha Coal Association. He testified that William B. Wilson, who was the national secretary of the miners' union in 1902, ordered the West Virginia strike of that year in an unlawful conspiracy with the coal operators of the anthracite field. Kennedy also claimed that the U.M.W. paid Mother Jones $1,368 from June to November of last year.

U.M.W. Attorney Belcher demanded of Kennedy:

Do you know of a single operator in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, or Illinois who has contributed a penny to organize West Virginia?
Kennedy was forced to admit that he did not.


The Indianapolis [IN] News
-of Sept 12, 1913

Conditions in the Paint Creek District, West Virginia: hearings ..., Part 2
 By United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Education and Labor
Testimony beginning Sept 3, 1913 in Washington, DC
Testimony of D.C. Kennedy: 1960-1991 & 2014-2039


Friday September 13, 2013
From Labor Notes: Unprecedented Massive Strike by Mexican Teachers

In this article, Dan La Botz discusses the Mexican teachers' strike:

Teachers—whose unprecedented strikes and massive, militant protests by the tens of thousands have shaken Mexico over the past week—may be headed for a violent confrontation with the government as they call for a general strike tomorrow.

As the strikes and demonstrations led by the National Coordinating Committee (la CNTE), a rank-and-file caucus within the Mexican Teachers Union (el SNTE), have become more extensive and militant, the government of Enrique Peña Nieto has become more intransigent.

Some fear the government may strike out against the teachers now, others think it will act after Congress passes the president’s agenda. Everyone fears that Mexican history could be about to repeat itself.

Read full article here:



From the Los Angeles Times:
This is the latest news that I could find on the teachers strike.

MEXICO CITY — Possible good news for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto: A leader of a striking teachers union whose campouts and roadblocks have wreaked havoc on this chaotic capital for weeks suggested Thursday that the group would probably clear out of the historic main square to allow the president to issue the famous "Cry of Independence" there Sunday evening.

Carry It On-Judy Collins

If you can't go on any longer,
Take the hand of your sister or brother.

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 11:13 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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