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Today In Labor History June 17th

20 workers were killed and many others were seriously injured in an explosion at the US Arsenal in Washington, D.C.  The workers were girls and young women, mostly Irish immigrants, making ammunition for the Union Army. The funeral procession, which included President Abraham Lincoln, stretched for more than a mile.  A monument was erected in […]

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20 workers were killed and many others were seriously injured in an explosion at the US Arsenal in Washington, D.C.  The workers were girls and young women, mostly Irish immigrants, making ammunition for the Union Army. The funeral procession, which included President Abraham Lincoln, stretched for more than a mile.  A monument was erected in […]

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VOLKSWAGEN FACTORY WORKERS IN TENNESSEE REJECT UNION

The United Automotive Workers has been trying to organize workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., for years.  

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The United Automotive Workers has been trying to organize workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., for years.  

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Today in Labor History June 14th

In West Virginia, which was under martial law due to ongoing violence between miners and thugs hired by the mining companies, state police and vigilantes raided the Lick Creek tent colony. 47 strikers were arrested. Within a few months, much of Southwestern West Virginia would be engaged in the largest civil uprising in US history, […]

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In West Virginia, which was under martial law due to ongoing violence between miners and thugs hired by the mining companies, state police and vigilantes raided the Lick Creek tent colony. 47 strikers were arrested. Within a few months, much of Southwestern West Virginia would be engaged in the largest civil uprising in US history, […]

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TODAY IN LABOR HISTORY JUNE 13TH

A riot erupted at the Miner’s Union Day parade in Butte, Montana. Acting Mayor Frank Curran was pushed out of a second-story window. Frustration and mistrust had been growing for decades. In 1914, miners were being paid $3.50 a day, the same as in 1878, despite the fact that the price of copper had more […]

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A riot erupted at the Miner’s Union Day parade in Butte, Montana. Acting Mayor Frank Curran was pushed out of a second-story window. Frustration and mistrust had been growing for decades. In 1914, miners were being paid $3.50 a day, the same as in 1878, despite the fact that the price of copper had more […]

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Today In Labor History June 12th

Fifty thousand Meat Cutters and Butchers walk off the job,  the first minimum wage passed, Major League Baseball goes on strike, Farmworker leader Philip Vera Cruz dies, and it’s the World Day Against Child Labour.  

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Fifty thousand Meat Cutters and Butchers walk off the job,  the first minimum wage passed, Major League Baseball goes on strike, Farmworker leader Philip Vera Cruz dies, and it’s the World Day Against Child Labour.  

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TO SECURE PRO-WORKER LEGISLATION, HOLD POLITICIANS FEET TO THE FIRE

Unions should draw up a Contract for the American Worker and make it clear they will only support candidates who endorse it  

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Unions should draw up a Contract for the American Worker and make it clear they will only support candidates who endorse it  

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U.S. Economy Creates A Sluggish 75,000 Jobs In May

U.S. hiring slowed in May, the Labor Department said Friday, as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth and widening trade conflicts.

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U.S. hiring slowed in May, the Labor Department said Friday, as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth and widening trade conflicts.

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February 2019 Newsletter

Congratulations to Chuck McDaniel on his upcoming retirement. We are are very jealous. Enjoy yourself.

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Congratulations to Chuck McDaniel on his upcoming retirement. We are are very jealous. Enjoy yourself.

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IBEW Votes is an ongoing effort to encourage all IBEW brothers and sisters to register to vote, stay informed on current events and local elections, and to get out and vote for policies and candidates to support working families. Check out ibewvotes.com!

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The Labor Wire

Another one for the good guys!!Delaware Governor Signs Bill Protecting Collective Bargaining Rights of 2,000 More State Employees The Labor Wire

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Another one for the good guys!!Delaware Governor Signs Bill Protecting Collective Bargaining Rights of 2,000 More State Employees The Labor Wire

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