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February 18, 2019

On This Day in 1834
One of the first American labor newspapers, The Man, was published in New York City. It cost one cent and according to The History of American Journalism, “died an early death”. Another labor paper, the N.Y. Daily Sentinel, had been launched four years earlier.
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     "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will. People might not get all that they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get."
~Fredrick Douglass,
Abolitionist


Sometimes The Good Guys Win
Posted On: Jul 19, 2018
July 19, 2018 | COMMENTARY | When Scott Walker became governor two years after the U.S. economy crashed in 2008, he stripped Wisconsin public service workers of their union rights, creating a workplace both demoralized and in chaos. Starting pay scales fell, public service workforce numbers plummeted and the prison system that employed correctional officer Bradley Thiede was forced to leave 20 precent of its jobs vacant. Corrections officers had to work double-shifts and forced overtime for years. Thiede, whose pay had risen to just $61,000 over his 32-year career, found a way to exploit the disorder his abusive employer created… City Pages
 
 
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