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February 20, 2019

On This Day in 1918
Faced with 84-hour workweeks, 24-hour shifts and pay of 29¢ an hour, fire fighters form The Int’l Association of Fire Fighters. Some individual locals had affiliated with the AFL beginning in 1903.
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     "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will. People might not get all that they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get."
~Fredrick Douglass,
Abolitionist


Lawmakers in Blue States Try to Protect Organized Labor
Updated On: Aug 03, 2018
August 3, 2018 | U.S. LABOR UNIONSPublic-sector unions will be watching to see how many members — and how much money — they’ll lose in the wake of a June U.S. Supreme Court decision that took away their power to charge non-members fees. But even before the high court ruled, eight of the 22 states that allowed unions to charge such fees took steps to cushion the blow — often citing the broader battle between liberals and conservatives over organized labor and “right to work” laws. “This is the tip of the iceberg. We are in the middle of a big, big fight nationwide. And it is just starting,” Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York told a cheering crowd of union members…” Huffington Post
 
 
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