Today in Labor History: July 31
Members of the National Football League Players Association begin what is to be a two-day strike, their first. The issues: pay, pensions, the right to arbitration and the right to have agents – 1970
Fifty-day baseball strike ends – 1981
The Great Shipyard Strike of 1999 ends after Steelworkers at Newport News Shipbuilding ratify a breakthrough agreement which nearly doubles pensions, increases security, ends inequality, and provides the highest wage increases in company and industry history to nearly 10,000 workers at the yard. The strike lasted 15 weeks – 1999
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UCS Labor News Service: Caterpillar Strikers Battling “New and Dangerous Era”
The eight hundred Caterpillar workers on strike in Joliet, IL are battling “a new and dangerous era in American labor relations,” experts say. Click here for more information on how to subscribe to this service.
Labor Cartoon: Reasonable Demand
From the UCS Labor Graphics Service: eight to ten top-quality, union-oriented art and graphics tools every week (like this Harry Nelson cartoon at left), delivered via email.