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May 29, 2017

On This Day in 1937:

Ford Motor Co. security guards attack union organizers and supporters attempting to distribute literature outside the plant in Dearborn, Mich., in an event that was to become known as the “Battle of the Overpass.” The guards tried to destroy any photos showing the attack, but some survived—and inspired the Pulitzer committee to establish a prize for photography.

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36 Senators Introduce Bill Prohibiting Any New Law Helping Workers
Posted On: Aug 06, 2013
August 6, 2013 | LABOR MOVEMENT | More than three-quarters of the Senate Republican caucus signed onto legislation introduced [last] Wednesday that could render it virtually impossible for Congress to enact any legislation intended to improve working conditions or otherwise regulate the workplace. Had their bill been in effect during the Twentieth Century, for example, there would likely be no nationwide minimum wage, no national ban on workplace discrimination, no labor law and no overtime in most industries. Read more here.


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