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May 21, 2018

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The “Little Wagner Act” is signed in Hawaii, guaranteeing pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively. After negotiations failed, a successful 79-day strike shut down 33 of the territory’s 34 plantations and brought higher wages and a 40-hour week.
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Oct. 19, 2011 | If you listen to anti-worker politicians on the right, you'd think the answer to the nation's ills lies in tax cuts…Corporate tax cuts are often hailed as the solution to American's jobs crisis. But a report issued this week by the U.S. Senate gives lie to that logic with its stark findings that a notable recent effort to create jobs through corporate tax cuts created a multibillion-dollar corporate windfall that did not trickle own to America's workers, and did not create new jobs. (But we knew that, right?) Full story with link to the report is here.


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