Today in Labor History: June 17; Labor Quiz

Today in Labor History: June 172013.06.17—history-anthony
Susan B. Anthony goes on trial in Canandaigua, N.Y., for casting her ballot in a federal election the previous November, in violation of existing statutes barring women from the vote – 1873
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Labor Quiz: Union Busting
This Week’s Quiz:  Polling shows that more than half of all working Americans would like to be represented by a union.  What percentage of employers hire consultants to help them defeat worker efforts to be unionized?  Click here and you could be next week’s winner of a labor music CD!
Last Week’s Quiz:  Nearly 5,000 workers die as a result of workplace accidents every year.  How many die every year as a result of cancers and other illnesses brought about by their work?  Answer: 50,000 Americans die every year—an average of 137 a day—as a result of cancers and other illnesses brought about by their jobs, according to the AFL-CIO.  Congrats to Vicki Smith of AFSCME Local 2700, Martinez, Calif., this week’s quiz (and labor music CD) winner!

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