Daily Archives: May 2, 2013

The Future of Work, Unions? Tune into the AFL-CIO Tweet Chat with President Trumka

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Jackie Tortora     We need to talk—about the future of workers and the union movement. We’ve all seen the numbers: People are working harder (and have longer hours) and still can’t get ahead. Staggering inequality is on the rise … Continue reading

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No new contract talks in Eastern Iowa carpenters union strike

No new contract negotiations have been held to craft a new contract and settle a strike by members of Local 308 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in Cedar Rapids. “We left the ball in the … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History May 2

  Chicago’s first Trades Assembly, formed three years earlier, sponsors a general strike by thousands of workers to enforce the state’s new 8-hour-day law. The one-week strike was unsuccessful (1867); Birth of Richard Trevellick, a ship carpenter, founder of American … Continue reading

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