Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
December 12—A U.S. immigration sweep of six Swift meat plants results in arrests of nearly 1,300 undocumented workers – 2006
December 13—Death in San Antonio, Texas, of Samuel Gompers, president and founder of the American Federation of Labor – 1924
December 14—Some 33,000 striking members of the Machinists end a 69-day walkout at Boeing after winning pay and benefit increases and protections against subcontracting some of their work overseas – 1995
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Labor Video: Goodbye Airline Jobs?
The U.S. maritime industry has been nearly wiped out by “flags of convenience.” Now, says the Air Line Pilots Association, there’s an effort to do the same thing to the U.S. aviation industry. Click here to watch the video.