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December 15, 2018

On This Day in 1995
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.
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Employers Will Do Almost Anything to Find Workers – Except Offer Higher Pay
Updated On: Jul 11, 2018
July 11, 2018 | JOBS | Of all the addictions that undermine stability in communities and society at large, surely one of the worst and most persistent is the addiction of corporate managements to pleasing their shareholders. Billions of dollars are funneled to owners of capital in the form of dividends and stock buybacks, while laborers go begging for even the measliest wage increases. In recent days and weeks we’ve seen the process play out for the umpteenth time, as businesses grouse about a labor shortage even as job openings increase. “America’s labor shortage is approaching epidemic proportions,” reported CNBC, “and it could be employers who end up paying.” Well, yes. That’s how things are supposed to work: Businesses pay more to attract workers in a tighter, more competitive market for labor. The rhetoric coming out of the employer lobby would leave one to believe that workers are somehow the guilty party in this — they simply won’t accept jobs that pay them less than they’re worth… Los Angeles Times

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Dec. 2, 2018 - Baltimore
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Dec. 16, 2018  - Salisbury*
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* The Salisbury meetings are held at Hampton Inn
121 E Naylor Rd., Salisbury, Md.




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