Today in 1954: United Auto Workers Local Eight-thirty-three strikes the Kohler bathroom fixtures company in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Before the union contract expired, the company prepared for the strike by installing rooftop searchlights and arming guards with shotguns, tear gas, revolvers and thousands of ammunition rounds.
The strike will not end until September 1960, when the National Labor Relations Board decides the Kohler Company is guilty of refusing to bargain. The company will agree to reinstate one thousand four hundred strikers and pay them four point five million dollars in back pay and pension credits.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, the Socrates Cafe topic is: “Does Inequality Deserve To Exist?” This is at 7pm at Redamte Coffeehouse, 449 State Street. For more info, call Richard at 608-257-8869.
Tonight is Cultural Politics of Food: The Case of Raw Milk Cheese, with Heather Paxson, Associate Anthropology Professor at MIT, and respondents Andy Hatch of Uplands Cheese and Mark Johnson, UW Center for Dairy Research. This is at 7pm at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street. More info at 263-2927.
This Sunday is a Power of Ki Workshop: Good Fortune from the Buddha. Your words, images and heart control Ki and decide your destiny, and all of these are central in the practice of Buddhist Chanting. Join this free workshop to experience it for yourself! This is Sunday from 2 to 4:30pm at the Madison Tao Sangha Center, 2330 Willard Avenue. Please RSVP by calling 608-257-4663.