Today in Labor History: August 27
Some 14,000 Chicago teachers who have gone without pay for several months finally collect about $1,400 each – 1934
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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