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June 18, 2024

Today in 1941
Union and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph and others meet with President Roosevelt about a proposed July 1 March on Washington to protest discrimination in war industries. A week later, Roosevelt orders that the industries desegregate. 
~Labor Tribune

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Strikes Aren’t Bad for the US Economy. They’re The Best Thing That Could Happen.
Updated On: Sep 22, 2023
Sept. 22, 2023 | OPINION | America is in the midst of the biggest surge in labor activity in a quarter-century. The United Auto Workers (UAW), the Writers Guild of America, the actors’ union known as Sag-Aftra, Starbucks workers, Amazon workers, the Teamsters and UPS, and flight attendants. The list goes on. More than 4.1m workdays were lost to stoppages last month, according to the labor department. That’s the most since 2000. And this was before the UAW struck the big three. Some worry about the effect of all this labor activism on the US economy and view organized labor as a “special interest” demanding more than it deserves. Labor activism is good for the economy in the long run. And organized labor isn’t a special interest. It’s the leading edge of the American workforce. The Guardian
Teamsters Local 355
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