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April 14, 2024

Today in 1934
The Toledo (Ohio) Auto-Lite strike begins today with 6,000 workers demanding union recognition and higher pay. The strike is notable for a five-day running battle in late May between the strikers and 1,300 members of the Ohio National Guard. Known as the “Battle of Toledo,” the clash left two strikers dead and more than 200 injured. The two-month strike, a win for the workers’ union, is regarded by many labor historians as one of the nation’s three most important strikes. ~ Labor Tribune

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Immigrants Aren't ‘Taking Our Jobs’
Updated On: Feb 22, 2024
Feb. 22, 2024 | LABOR | The immigrant share of the labor force reached a record high of 18.6% in 2023, according to an Economic Policy Institute analysis of Current Population Survey (CPS) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Anti-immigration advocates have been out in full force, using the growth of immigrant labor as a talking point for deeply misguided commentary and analysis that roughly translates to “immigrants are taking all our jobs.” The reality is that the economy does not have a fixed number of jobs, and what we see today is a growing economy that is adding jobs for both immigrants and U.S.-born workers. Here are six key facts that show immigrants are not hurting the employment outcomes of U.S.-born workers: In These Times
 
 
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