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Published on 6/15/2024

June 15, 1990

Battle of Century City, as police in Los Angeles attack some 500 janitors and their supporters during a peaceful Service Employees International Union demonstration against cleaning contractor ISS. The event generated public outrage that resulted in recognition of the workers' union and spurred the creation of an annual June 15 Justice for Janitors Day – 1990


On this week’s Labor History Today podcast: The house where Kate livedChris visits the restored home of Kate Mullany, one of the least-known – and most interesting -- labor leaders in American history.

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