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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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Teamsters’ Legislative Director Says ‘New Nafta’ Still Has Holes
Posted On: Nov 30, 2018
Nov. 30, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The Trump administration’s “New NAFTA” contains many pro-worker improvements, but still has some remaining holes in worker protections, including the need to eliminate the last remaining vestige of the pro-corporate secret trade courts, Teamsters Legislative Director Mike Dolan says. But at the same time Dolan praised the U.S.-Canada-Mexico pact as “a new paradigm” for future U.S. trade deals. And it was good enough for workers that Dolan gave a proverbial chuckle at the Chamber of Commerce’s “frustration” over the new NAFTA’s pro-worker sections before asking “Has the Chamber ever opposed a ‘free trade’ deal?”… People's World  Related: U.S., Mexico and Canada sign pact to replace Nafta
 
 
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