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May 20, 1926
The Railway Labor Act took effect today. It was the first federal legislation protecting workers’ rights to form unions.
~ DC Labor

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Updated: May. 20 (22:05)

Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day
Teamsters Local No. 19
Week Ending 05/20/2022
Teamsters Local 355
Coordinated Bargaining Coalition Welcomes Face-to-Face MediationOver National Contract Negotiations
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Week Ending 05/20/2022
Teamsters Local 570
Full Circle: 360° Films by Houseless Youth at OMSI's Planetarium
IATSE Local 488
IAFF Local 1850 (Jackson, TN) - First Annual Mental Health Summit
IAFF local 140
 
     
4.4.11 Day of Action
Posted On: Apr 11, 2011

  Unions, Supporters Honor Dr. King, Rally for Workers' Rights 

   All across the country, thousands of Teamsters turned out April 4th for rallies commemorating the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
   More than 1,000 mobilizations nationally were organized under the “We Are One” umbrella, in which more than a million workers stopped business as usual either at work or after work to join vigils at their workplace, community rallies or marches at statehouses, coordinated by the AFL-CIO and many unions, community, religious and student groups. About 2,000 people marched from the Treasury Department to the offices of Kock Industries, headquarters of right-wing funders Charles and David Koch. Demonstrators carried signs saying "I Am A Man," "I Am A Woman" and "I Am A Worker," which linked "the current struggles with the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike King was supporting when he was assassinated.
More here here at TeamsterNation and at LaborNotes
   Day of Action pro-worker activities made headlines all across the nation. Take a look over at LaborStart.US and nytimes.com

 

 

 

 


 
 
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