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Saturday, June 2, 2012
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George McNeill Organizes Workers

On this day in 1852, hundreds of mill workers at the Woolen Company in Amesbury walked out on strike. Fourteen-year-old George McNeill, who had worked in the carding room since he was ten, immediately organized the children employed by the mill into a mutual benefit association. This began his lifelong commitment to bettering the lives of working men,...
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