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July 05, 2020

On This Day in 1835
2000 workers, many of whom are children, from 20 textile mills in Paterson, NJ, went on strike. They demanded 11 hour days (down from 13.5 hours). Employers refused to negotiate and broke the strike by declaring a reduction in work hours to twelve hours daily during the week and nine hours on Saturdays.
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Labor Voices: Get Serious About Good Jobs
Posted On: Nov 19, 2019
Nov. 19, 2019 | COMMENTARY | […] many of the jobs created recently aren’t full time, pay too little or don’t offer necessities such as health insurance or retirement benefits. Any old job won’t do. Too many won’t lift Americans out of poverty so workers can share in the nation’s economic recovery. Businesses need to invest in worker training so they have the necessary skills that not only pay well but help companies and the economy grow. But it is unlikely to happen on its own without lawmakers getting involved. That’s why the Teamsters were encouraged to see congressional Democrats last week roll out a new agenda that will focus on raising wages and improving jobs skills. It also stressed that workers should be treated fairly when it comes to job protections, health care, work-life balance, and retirement… Valliant News










 
 
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