Today in Labor History: September 10; Member Tip

Today in Labor History: September 102014.09.08—history-lattimer.massacre
In Pennsylvania, Polish, Lithuanian and Slovak miners are gunned down by the Latimer Mine’s sheriff deputies—19 dead, more than 50 wounded—during a peaceful march from Hazelton to Latimer.   Some 3,000 were marching for collective bargaining and civil liberty.  The shooters were tried for murder but the jury failed to convict – 1897
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2014.09.08—membertip-bargainingMember Tip: What Your Union Contract Covers
What’s covered and what’s not covered in a collective bargaining agreement varies quite a bit, depending on a lot of factors.  What legally may be included in the contract and what the contract terms will be on particular subjects are determined by such factors as what bargaining law governs your workplace, the sort of work you do, and what the standard practices are in your industry or geographic area.
—Adapted from The Union Member’s Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer

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