On this Date in Labour History …

October 19, 1949:  The National Association of Letter Carriers achieves equalization of wages for all letter carriers, meaning city delivery carriers began receiving the same wages regardless of the size of the community in which they worked

October 19, 1980:  The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states

Source: Union Communication Services