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July 31, 2015
Today in Labor History
July 31, 1999: The Great Shipyard Strike of 1999 ends after Steelworkers at Newport News Shipbuilding ratify a breakthrough agreement which nearly doubles pensions, increases security, ends inequality, and provides the highest wage increases in company and industry history to nearly 10,000 workers at the yard. The strike lasted 15 weeks.

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Members attending the May meetings voted to suspend the meetings through the summer.
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Sept. 13, 2015  - Baltimore
Sep. 13, 2015  - Salisbury

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US labour news headlines from LabourStart

In Case You Missed It
Updated On: Apr 26, 2013

  • For whom the bells toll, for whom the alarms ring.
  • No OSHA inspections at TX fertilizer plant in 5 years.
  • That huge budget deficit? It's shrinking. Really.
  • Woot! Boston Teamsters answered the call.
  • Immigrations raise incomes in America.
  • 4 recent victories for the common good.
  • No small knives on planes — for now.
  • Did we mention that Republicans in Congress are going after our overtime?
  • An honest portrayal of union organizing on this episode of 'The Good Wife.'


 
 
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