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May 27, 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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Unions Promise to Probe Acosta, New Trump Labor Secty Nominee
Posted On: Feb 17, 2017
Feb. 17, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees promised to rigorously probe the record of Alexander Acosta, dean of a Florida law school and chairman of a South Florida bank, who is President Trump’s new nominee for Secretary of Labor. Acosta is also a former Republican named National Labor Relations Board member. Trump named Acosta barely 24 hours after the president’s first choice, fast food executive Andrew Puzder, withdrew in the face of certain Senate defeat. Workers, unions and their allies exposed his bad record on worker’s rights, the minimum wage, overtime pay, safety and health violations and wage theft at his restaurants and sexism … “Working people are still in this fight for an economy and political system that works for all of our families and where hard work means our families can get ahead,” Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry said. “This is the lens through which we will examine” Acosta’s record…. More at teamsters355.com


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