Today in Labor History: August 20; Member Tip

Today in Labor History: August 202014.08.18—history-great.fire
The Great Fire of 1910, a wildfire that consumed about 3 million acres in Washington, Idaho and Montana—an area about the size of Connecticut—claimed the lives of 78 firefighters over two days.  It is believed to be the largest, although not deadliest, fire in U.S. history – 1910
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Member Tip: Why Grieve?
One of the most frustrating experiences in the life of a union representative is to hear an employer say, “That’s just you complaining; none of the people you say you represent even cares.”  Sometimes it takes a grievance filed by an employee—or two or three or more—to get the employer to acknowledge that a particular problem is real and needs to be addressed.
—Adapted from The Union Member’s Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer

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