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May 20, 2022

On This Day in 1950
31 dockworkers are killed, 350 workers and others are injured when four barges carrying 467 tons of ammunition blow up at South Amboy, New Jersey. They were loading mines that had been deemed unsafe by the Army and were being shipped to the Asian market for sale. ~ DC Labor

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Big-Name Companies Where Workers Are Fighting to Unionize
Posted On: Jan 28, 2022
Jan. 28, 2022 | ORGANIZING | Only about 10% of U.S. employees were union members in 2021 — a drop of about 50% from 1983, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But these days, with COVID-19 thrusting essential workers into the spotlight and millions of jobs going unfilled, union organizing is making inroads with gig, warehouse, and service workers, as well as digital media companies. Organizers might not always win, but there’s more interest from workers looking for better wages, safer working conditions, and increased benefits. Here are a few companies in the news for unionization efforts…
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