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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


Are Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining Coming to Big Tech?
Posted On: Nov 13, 2018
Nov. 13, 2018 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | The surge of employee activism that is sweeping through Big Tech is looking less like an instance of well-meaning Millennials gone hopelessly culturally correct. Rather it looks more like a serious and well-planned movement to bring collective bargaining power to workers at some of the nation’s most iconic and least government-regulated companies… Most of the activists’ successes to date have been one-offs but more and more believe there is an appetite for a sustained labor movement that includes both blue-collar and white-collar workers who collectively can seek and win long-term concessions. That could be a formal union or, at least, a broad-based coalition to take on issues like lack of diversity, the second-class status of temps and contract workers, sexual harassment, and glass ceilings… Diginomica
 
 
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