Today in Labor History: January 26
In what could be considered the first workers’ compensation agreement in America, pirate Henry Morgan pledges his underlings 600 pieces of eight or six slaves to compensate for a lost arm or leg. Also part of the pirate’s code, reports Roger Newell: shares of the booty were equal regardless of race or sex, and shipboard decisions were made collectively – 1695
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Cool Labor Site: Strategic Corporate Research
Strategic Corporate Research is a website offering a
comprehensive set of resources for conducting corporate research and strategic campaigns in the U.S. and Canada. While it includes links to over 300 websites, it is not just a list of resources but provides both a framework and method for unionists and community activists to look inside the corporate world. It also features a number of charts, videos and other resources to assist activists with their work. http://strategiccorporateresearch.org/