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Jan. 21, 1974
A four-day strike by 2,000 postal workers at the New Jersey Bulk and Foreign Mail Center in Jersey City began on this date. The “Battle of the Bulk” was caused by postal management’s unilateral changes in workers’ hours and working conditions. The wildcat strike was led by a group of young workers who identified themselves as “The Outlaws”. A federal judge ruled in the union’s favor, directing management to settle the issue through binding arbitration. Union Communication Services

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Teamsters President Calls On Congress to Stand for Workers
Posted On: Jan 03, 2019
Jan. 3, 2019 | LEGISLATIVE | Starting tomorrow, there will be a new sheriff in Washington taking charge of the House of Representatives. And the Teamsters are confident that she will get things done for the benefit of U.S. workers. Soon-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pledging to have the backs of hardworking Americans. Last summer, she told hundreds of union members gathered at town hall at the Teamsters Health and Welfare building in downtown Detroit she would prioritize the passage of pension reform legislation that protects the nest eggs of workers and retirees alike. Now it’s time move on this top issue. To that end, the Teamsters are calling on Congress to quickly pass legislation… Detroit News
 
 
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