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June 19, 1937
The Women’s Day Massacre in Youngstown, Ohio, when police use tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during a strike at Republic Steel. One union organizer later recalled, "When I got there I thought the Great War had started over again. Gas was flying all over the place and shots flying and flares going up and it was the first time I had ever seen anything like it in my life...".
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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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