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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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Workplace Bullying, Violence Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Problems
Posted On: Nov 28, 2018
Nov. 28, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFETY | People who are bullied or exposed to violence on the job may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than individuals who don’t deal with these challenges at work, a European study suggests. Workers who were bullied on the job were 59 percent more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease or hospitalized for heart attacks or strokes than those who were not bullied, the study found. And workers who were exposed to violence had a 25 percent higher likelihood of developing heart disease or being hospitalized for related events. Difficult work conditions, including job strain and excessive hours, have long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease… NH Union Leader
 
 
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