The Battle of Blair Mountain: Armed Insurrection by Workers
Some interesting history relevant to Labor Day:
The Battle of Blair Mountain was the largest open class war in US history, and was the second largest overall armed insurrection next to the Civil War. For five days in late August and early September 1921, in Logan County, West Virginia, between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners confronted an army backed by coal operators in an effort to unionize the southwestern West Virginia coalfields. Their struggle ended only after approximately one million rounds were fired, and the US Army intervened by presidential order.