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September 16, 2019

On This Day in 1971
Eleven AFSCME-represented prison employees, 33 inmates die in four days of rioting at New York State’s Attica Prison and the retaking of the prison. The riot caused the nation to take a closer look at prison conditions, for inmates and their guards alike.
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Fate of New Nafta Pact Rests With Labor Unions, Democrats
Posted On: Sep 10, 2019
Sept. 10, 2019 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | In the last 25 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement has served as the enduring symbol for all that is loved and loathed about global trade’s effect on the U.S. economy.  The two sides have been pretty clear — NAFTA was praised by businesses that found new markets and moved supply chains into Canada and Mexico, vilified by labor unions who watched factories shutter and jobs move to Mexico, which pays workers a fraction of the wages. But as Congress begins to consider the first update to the 1994 trade agreement in the coming weeks, the political lines have blurred, threatening to doom the deal… Pittsburgh Post Gazette
 
 
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