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June 27, 2019

On This Day in 1894
The American Railway Union launched a boycott of all trains carrying Pullman cars, turning the Pullman strike into a national strike which was eventually crushed by federal troops and by lack of support from the more conservative American Federation of Labor. Strike leader Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned and many workers were blacklisted for their involvement. .
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Workers Just Notched A Rare Win in Federal Court
Posted On: Jan 03, 2019
Jan. 3, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS |  In a major win for labor advocates, a federal court issued a long-awaited ruling last week finding that corporations could be held responsible for issues like wage discrimination or illegal job termination, even if the employees were subcontractors or working at a franchised company. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit determined that a business could be considered a so-called joint-employer if it exercised a certain level of “indirect control” over an employees’ working conditions, or if it reserved the authority to do so down the line. In its decision, the D.C appellate court affirmed one of the most significant and disputed labor rulings of the Obama administration. In 2015… The Intercept
 
 
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