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November 15, 2018

On This Day in 1881
Founding convention of the Federation of Trades and Labor Unions is held in Pittsburgh. It urges enactment of employer liability, compulsory education, uniform apprenticeship and child and convict labor laws. Five years later it changes its name to the American Federation of Labor.
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Life and Death on the Warehouse Floor
Updated On: Nov 02, 2018
Nov. 2, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | The work at XPO warehouses is carried on the shoulders of black women who are sexually harassed, bullied and discriminated against, and it’s time for us to come forward so their clients fully understand the conditions their products are handled in. [...] I started working at the warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee when I was 19 years old. Back then, it was operated by New Breed Logistics [now XPO Logistics], a company that set a grueling pace and allowed horror stories to unfold in its facilities. The conditions were so terrible that I suffered two miscarriages; my first was so severe that I had to … Most of the workers on the floors of XPO warehouses that dot the outskirts of Memphis are black women working to support our families while clocking seemingly endless shifts. I worked in that warehouse seven days a week, 14 to 16 hours a day, lifting heavy boxes…. MS Magazine
 
 
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