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October 17, 2018

On This Day in 1950
"Salt of the Earth" strike begins by the mostly Mexican-American members of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union Local 890 in Bayard, N.M. Strikers' wives walked picket lines for seven months when their husbands were enjoined during the 14-month strike against the New Jersey Zinc Co. A great movie, see it!

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Amazon Responds to Union Pressure With Wage Increase, But Still Denies Workers’ Rights
Posted On: Oct 03, 2018
October 3, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Trillion-dollar corporate behemoth Amazon’s announcement that it will increase wages of its lowest paid workers shows that pressure from national and international unions is having an impact. However, the company shows no sign yet of ending its systematic global anti-union strategy. “Amazon is a top predator in the corporate greed stakes, and treats the men and women who work for it with no respect," Shannon Burrow, International Trade Union Confederation, said. "From Jeff Bezos at the top, down to middle management, the company uses every trick in the book to stop its workers organizing into unions to improve working conditions and bargain collectively for decent conditions and pay that reflects the full value of the work they do…” International Trade Union Confederation

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