Today in Labor History: October 21
Wisconsin dairy farmers begin their third strike of the year in an attempt to raise the price of milk paid to producers during the Great Depression. Several creameries were bombed before the strike ended a month later. The economy eventually improved, allowing the farmers to make more money – 1933
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In the News: Healthcare Unions Counsel Members on Ebola
Hundreds of thousands of Registered Nurses across North America work in our hospitals and hundreds of thousands more workers provide other hospital care and support services. Unions representing these workers are advising their members as the Ebola outbreak made its way to Texas and infected two nurses who were caring for a terminal victim of the disease.
National Nurses United: http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/pages/nnu-nurses-toolkit.
The Service Employees International Union: http://www.seiu.org/2014/10/being-prepared-for-the-ebola-virus-basic-resources.php.
AFT Nurses and Health Professionals: http://www.aft.org/healthcare/ebola-virus-disease-global-health-and-domestic-preparedness.