Today in Labor History: July 9; Member Tip

Today in Labor History: July 92014.07.07—history-dutchmans-curve
The worst rail accident in U.S. history occurs when two trains pulled by 80-ton locomotives collided head-on at Dutchman’s curve in west Nashville, Tenn. 101 people died, another 171 were injured – 1918
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Member Tip: Practical Aspects of Membership
The relationship between a union and those it represents is the same as between a nation and its citizens.  Unions exist because employees see that dealing with an employer only as individuals ultimately puts each of us in a weaker position.  So we make the decision to work together as a group, and to have our elected union representatives implement decisions on behalf of the group.  Will you agree with every single decision made by your union?  Not a chance.  But just the same, you and every other represented employee in your workplace benefits overall from the group decisions and actions.
—Adapted from The Union Member’s Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer

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