Today in Labor History: November 15; Labor Book: Grievance Guide, 12th edition; Labor Humor: Dalmations and the Fire Department

Today in Labor History: November 15
Founding convention of the Federation of Trades and Labor Unions is held in Pittsburgh. It urges enactment of employer liability, compulsory education, uniform apprenticeship and child and convict labor laws. Five years later it changes its name to the American Federation of Labor – 1881
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Labor Book: Grievance Guide, 12th edition
Grievance Guide, 12th edition is an easy-to-use handbook that documents patterns in a wide range of commonly grieved areas including discharge and discipline, leaves of absence, promotions, strikes and lockouts, and more. Cases and examples clarify hot topics including drug testing, AIDS, disabilities, sexual harassment, family leave and more. The editors give a complete picture of the precedents and guidelines that arbitrators are using to address grievance cases today. Helpful introductions, specific examples, and precise references to the full text of arbitrators’ decisions help you understand and apply standard principles to your own situation. Avialable in the UCS Labor Bookstore!

Labor Humor: Dalmations and the Fire Department
Dalmations are the long-time favored breed of firefighters.  Some say this is a holdover from the days when fire carriages were drawn by horses, and dalmations get along very well with horses, but the real reason dalmations ride along on firetrucks today is… Click here for the answer.

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