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June 27, 2019

On This Day in 1894
The American Railway Union launched a boycott of all trains carrying Pullman cars, turning the Pullman strike into a national strike which was eventually crushed by federal troops and by lack of support from the more conservative American Federation of Labor. Strike leader Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned and many workers were blacklisted for their involvement. .
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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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