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Oct. 21, 1933
Wisconsin dairy farmers began their third strike of the year in an attempt to raise the price of milk paid to producers during the Great Depression. Several creameries were bombed before the strike ended a month later. The economy eventually improved, allowing the farmers to make more money.
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How Unions Help Moms Take Maternity Leave
Posted On: Oct 31, 2018
Oct. 31, 2018 | BENEFITS | [...] a working woman’s decision whether to take maternity leave is dependent on four factors: availability, awareness, affordability, and assurance. Put another way, if an expecting mother has a paid-maternity-leave benefit available to her, she also has to be aware that the leave exists, she has to be able to afford to take it, and, in the long term, she has to be assured that she won’t be penalized for taking it by losing hours, pay, or promotion opportunities. Drawing from a nationally representative sample of 4,108 workers, researchers found that women represented by unions tend to take leave more often because of activities that aren’t typically found in nonunionized workplaces: Most notably, the presence of union representatives who serve as educators and advocates, as well as union meetings and newsletters… The Atlantic
 
 
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