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Today in Labor History
Mar. 26, 1868:San Francisco brewery workers begin a 9-month strike as local employers follow the union-busting lead of the National Brewers Association and fire their unionized workers, replacing them with scabs. Two unionized brewers refused to go along, kept producing beer, prospered wildly and induced the Association to capitulate. A contract benefit since having unionized two years earlier, certainly worth defending: free beer.
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The National Labor Relations Board is Back at Full Throttle
Updated On: Nov 01, 2013
Nov. 1, 2013 | NLRB | On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate took the final measure to restore the NLRB to full strength with its approval of Richard F. Griffin Jr. as general counsel. Though Griffin's start date has yet to be determined, his instatement marks the last step in the board's resumption of its role as the principal agency of the federal government for settling labor management disputes in the private sector. Given Griffin's long history as a union lawyer, his confirmation also signifies a rare victory for organized labor on Capitol Hill. Continue reading at In These Times.
 
 
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