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February 23, 2024

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Representatives of the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers meet in St. Louis with 20 other organizations to plan the founding convention of the People?s Party. Objectives: end political corruption, spread the wealth and combat the oppression of the rights of workers and farmers. ~ Labor Tribune

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Expanding Our View of Bargaining for the Common Good
Posted On: Dec 335, 2023
Dec. 1, 2023 | LABOR UNION HISTORY | Bargaining for the common good sprang up in the vernacular of labor organizing in the wake of the Great Recession. Common good bargaining is a practice by which a bargaining unit uses its negotiating power to make demands that benefit parties not formally at the negotiating table, often the community that the bargaining unit serves. … For an example of how the efforts of organized workers to improve their own working conditions can produce widespread benefit, one need look no further than the history of the eight-hour workday in America. In the wake of the American revolution and again in 1835, Philadelphia carpenters went on strike for a shorter, ten hour work day. Unions began demanding an eight-hour workday… On Labor
 
 
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