Today in Labor History: May 28
At least 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., participate in a general strike in support of municipal workers who had been fired for forming a union – 1946
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Member Tip: Obtain a Copy of Your Union Contract
If you don’t already have one, it’s worth getting your own copy of the union contract. Depending on what bargaining law you’re covered by, you’re probably legally entitled to get a copy from your local union. You’ll probably find that there’s much more covered in it than you suspected. You may discover that you have more rights than you realized and the potential for more control over your working life.
—Adapted from The Union Member’s Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer