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January 21, 2019

On This Day in 1974
A four-day strike by 2,000 postal workers at the New Jersey Bulk and Foreign Mail Center in Jersey City began on this date. The “Battle of the Bulk” was caused by postal management’s unilateral changes in workers’ hours and working conditions. The wildcat strike was led by a group of young workers who identified themselves as “The Outlaws”. A federal judge ruled in the union’s favor, directing management to settle the issue through binding arbitration.
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Report: CEOs Earned 312 Times More Than Average Workers in 2017
Posted On: Aug 20, 2018
August 20, 2018 | ECONOMY | The chief executives at the 350 largest companies in the United States reportedly earned 312 times more than their average employees last year, according to a new study released on Thursday.  Research carried out by the Economic Policy institute, a think tank based in Washington, showed chief executives at these companies received $18.9 million on average in 2017, which is a 17.6 percent increase from the previous year. In the same amount of the time, the wages of average workers grew just 0.3 percent, according to the new study… The Hill
 
 
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