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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,
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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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