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October 15, 2019

On This Day in 1914
President Woodrow Wilson signed the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as “Labor’s Magna Carta,” establishing that unions are not “conspiracies” under the law. It for the first time freed unions to strike, picket and boycott employers. In the years that followed, however, numerous state measures and negative court interpretations weakened the law.
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After Largest Workplace Raid in a Decade, Immigrant Workers Are Organizing
Posted On: Oct 03, 2019
Oct. 3, 2019 | ORGANIZING | On August 7 the poultry towns of central Mississippi suffered the largest workplace raid in the U.S. since 2006. Some 680 chicken-processing workers from seven factories were detained and incarcerated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ten percent of the population in Morton, Mississippi, was either incarcerated or fired. Parents were detained the same day they had dropped their children off to their first day of school. The raid instilled fear not only in Mississippi poultry plants but also among immigrants all over the country. Natalie Patrick-Knox of Jobs with Justice (JwJ) described the ripple effect: “workers feeling scared to report wage theft, dangerous work conditions, and other abuses”… Working In These Times
 
 
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