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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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The Huge Marriott Hotel Strike Winds Down As Workers Win Pay Raises
Posted On: Nov 29, 2018
Nov. 29, 2018 | STRIKES | The weekslong strike that hit Marriott hotels in seven cities is starting to show signs of resolution after 2,700 workers in Hawaii signed off on a new contract with their hotels’ owner Tuesday. The agreement brings the total number of workers left on strike to 2,500, all of them at properties in San Francisco, down from a peak of 7,700, according to the union, Unite Here. The union said the Hawaii agreement includes pay raises and a reduction in the workload for housekeepers, as well as higher pension and health care contributions from the company, Kyo-ya. “People learned how to win on the [picket] lines – how to stand up for themselves, how to stand up for respect and dignity…” Huffington Post
 
 
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