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May 21, 2018

On This Day in 1945

The “Little Wagner Act” is signed in Hawaii, guaranteeing pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively. After negotiations failed, a successful 79-day strike shut down 33 of the territory’s 34 plantations and brought higher wages and a 40-hour week.
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Kochs and DeVos are funding group discrediting teacher strikes
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  • Teamster Budweiser strike continues.
  • Alex Acosta confirmed as labor secretary.
  • Acosta’s deadly agenda for workers.
  • Why a $15 minimum wage is good economics.
  • Writers Guild averts strike, wins new contract.
  • May Day marches display worker solidarity across U.S.
  • Fake flexibility bill would deprive workers of overtime.
  • Worker safety group names the most dangerous employers.
  • United Mine Workers union wins the long fight for retirees.
  • Carrier union rep: Trump could stop offshoring if he wanted to.

  • ‘God have mercy on your souls’: GOP passes cruel, destructive 
Trumpcare bill.


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Members in attendance at the May General Membership Meeting voted to suspend monthy meetings until September 9, 2018.










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