Today in Labor History: October 02
American Federation of Labor officially endorses campaign for a six hour day, five day workweek – 1934
Joining with 400,000 coal miners already on strike, 500,000 CIO steel workers close down the nation’s foundries, steel and iron mills, demanding pensions and better wages and working conditions – 1949
Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists – 2007
Union members, progressives and others rally in Washington, DC under the Banner of One Nation Working Together, demand “good jobs, equal justice, and quality education for all.” Crowd estimates range from tens of thousands to 200,000 – 2010
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UCS News Service:“Robin Hood Tax” on Stock Trades Introduced in Congress
Out of the streets and into the halls of Congress, U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign supporters are applauding the introduction in Congress of a bill that would impose a tax on Wall Street speculation. From the UCS Labor News Service, perfect for union communicators who need a few more good articles or pieces of art to fill out their newsletter, website, or other communication vehicles, or who are looking for a regular, timely, reliable selection of items with a national or a feature flair.
Labor Cartoon: Nice Touch
From the UCS Labor Graphics Service: eight to ten top-quality, union-oriented art and graphics tools every week, delivered via email.