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February 24, 2018

On This Day in 1940

Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” following a frigid trip—partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail—from California to Manhattan. The Great Depression was still raging. Guthrie had heard Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” and resolved to himself: “We can’t just bless America, we’ve got to change it”.
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US labor news headlines from LabourStart

West Virginia schools closed a second straight day as pay walkout continues
Protests at Kaiser as union fears layoffs
Working People's Day of Action Brings National, State Leaders to Columbus
Working People's Day of Action to take place at Democratic convention
Workers to assemble outside California Democratic Party Convention as part of Working People's Day of Action
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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