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August 10, 2022

On This Day in 1981
Some 15,000 air traffic controllers strike. President Reagan threatens to fire any who do not return to work within 48 hours, saying they “have forfeited their jobs” if they do not. Most stay out and are fired Aug. 5.  
~ Labor Tribune

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Teamsters Campaign Pays Off to Uphold Misclassification Law Protecting Drivers
Posted On: Jul 01, 2022
July 1, 2022 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take a case seeking to overturn a California law on worker misclassification, and by doing so expanded employment protections to California truck drivers currently misclassified as independent contractors. In denying the petition of the California Trucking Association, the court will let stand AB 5, a California law meant to ensure that those who work at the beck-and-call of a company must be considered employees. The measure, which was signed into law in 2019 but hadn’t fully gone into effect, was landmark legislation for California truck drivers, particularly at the ports, who rallied with the Teamsters for years against being improperly labeled as contract workers. Teamsters
 
 
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