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June 24, 2017

On This Day in 1947:

Congress overrides President Harry Truman's veto of the anti-worker Taft-Hartley Act. The law weakened unions and let states exempt themselves from union requirements. Twenty states immediately enacted open shop laws and more followed.

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US labour news headlines from LabourStart

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Posted On: May 05, 2017

  • 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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