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August 03, 2020

On This Day in 1981
U.S. federal air traffic controllers began a nationwide strike after their union, PATCO, rejected the government’s final contract offer. Most of the 13,000 strikers ignored orders to go back to work and were fired on August 5 by President Reagan for participating in an illegal work stoppage. Reagan’s action – and the inability of the labor movement to respond to the crisis – led to the rapid downhill spiral of unions.

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The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
Posted On: Sep 19, 2019
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands. A new report looking at economic inequality, for instance, shows the role that luck plays in workers being able to make ends meet. Illness, accidents and natural disasters can all play a role in hampering the opportunities of those on the job, the document notes. So how can workers change their economic path?… Teamsters
 
 
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