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May 24, 2016

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Some 2,300 members of the United Rubber Workers, on strike for 10 months against five Bridgestone-Firestone plants, agree to return to work without a contract. They had been fighting demands for 12-hour shifts and wage increases tied to productivity gains.

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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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