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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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humanity has dignity."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

UNITE HERE! Announces Nationwide Rally for Justice at Marriott
Updated On: Oct 19, 2018

Oct. 18, 2018 | SOLIDARITY | On Saturday, October 20, thousands of hotel workers who are members of UNITE HERE! will be holding rallies across the country in support of striking Marriott hotel workers.  From UNITE HERE!:

“Almost 8,000 union hotel workers are on strike right now, taking on one of the most powerful companies on the planet. Marriott is the biggest and richest hotel company on Earth—and from cleaning hotel rooms to serving banquets, UNITE HERE members provide the service that enables Marriott’s success. Yet many Marriott workers have to juggle multiple jobs just to make ends meet. That’s why thousands of UNITE HERE members have come to bargaining with Marriott this year under a simple slogan: One job should be enough…” More info here

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