Today in Labor History: February 5; Member Tip

Today in Labor History: February 52014.02.03—history-modern-times-poster
The movie Modern Times premieres. The tale of the tramp (Charlie Chaplin) and his paramour (Paulette Goddard) mixed slapstick comedy and social satire, as the couple struggled to overcome the difficulties of the machine age including unemployment and nerve-wracking factory work, and get along in modern times – 1937
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Member Tip: More Than a Contract
When people think about the role that unions play, the first thing that comes to mind is negotiating over a contract.  These collective bargaining agreements deal with what are known as the “terms and conditions of employment.”  This is unionism at its core:  employees banding together to fight for more money, get decent health care and other benefits, and gain more control over many other areas of their day-to-day working lives.
—Adapted from The Union Member’s Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer

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