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Mar. 25, 1947
An explosion at a coal mine in Centralia, Ill. kills 111 miners. Mineworkers President John L. Lewis calls a six day work stoppage by the nation’s 400,000 soft coal miners to demand safer working conditions. Union Communication Services

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Workers Just Notched A Rare Win in Federal Court
Posted On: Jan 04, 2019
Jan. 4, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS |  In a major win for labor advocates, a federal court issued a long-awaited ruling last week finding that corporations could be held responsible for issues like wage discrimination or illegal job termination, even if the employees were subcontractors or working at a franchised company. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit determined that a business could be considered a so-called joint-employer if it exercised a certain level of “indirect control” over an employees’ working conditions, or if it reserved the authority to do so down the line. In its decision, the D.C appellate court affirmed one of the most significant and disputed labor rulings of the Obama administration. In 2015… The Intercept
 
 
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