White House Labor Civil Disobedience over deaths of El Salvador labor leaders (1989)

Labor Struggles/History

18 protestors were arrested when they blocked a gate to the White House during a protest over deaths of labor leaders in El Salvador. Among those arrested were Michael Urquhart, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 12, mark Simon, President of the Montgomery County Education Association and Maryland Del. Paul G. Pinsky (D., Pr. George’s).
- item submitted by Saul Schniderman

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