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July 31, 1970:  Members of the National Football League Players Association begin what is to be a 2-day strike, their first. The issues: pay, pensions, the right to arbitration and the right to have agents.
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Immigration Reform Must Include Workers' Rights
Posted On: Feb 01, 2013
Feb. 1, 2013 | The primary reason people come to the United States from other nations is the potential for good work. It's not enough for immigrants to have legal status to stay here. They must have legal rights as employees to speak out against wage theft and abusive working conditions – and to exercise their freedoms to associate and engage in collective bargaining. In recent decades, unions that were once isolationist have come around to this position. That's why, in the current debate, organized labor is one of the strongest institutional voices speaking out in favor of immigrant rights. Read more at Talking Union.
 
 
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