This week in history
On Nov. 8, 1935, United Mine Workers chief John L. Lewis joined forces with a dozen fellow labor leaders to announce the creation of the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO). An affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), the CIO was charged with pushing the cause for industrial unionism.
The passage of the Revenue Act of 1945 on Nov. 8 was a key step in rolling back the heavy taxes which had been implemented to help wage World War II. Along with cutting $6 billion in taxes, the Revenue Act initiated an extensive post-war revision of the nation's entire tax system.