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JAN. 27, 1969
A group of Detroit African-American auto workers known as the Eldon Avenue Axle Plant Revolutionary Union Movement led a wildcat strike against racism and bad working conditions. They were critical of both automakers and the UAW (United Automobile Workers), condemning the seniority system and grievance procedures as racist.
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Millennials Showing Greatest Increase in Union Membership
Posted On: Sep 06, 2019
Sept. 6, 2019 | ORGANIZING | Labor unions are pretty much one of the things millennials actually haven't killed so far. There were close to 400,000 more union members under the age of 35 in 2017 than in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Seventy-six percent of the union membership increase in 2017 was workers younger than 35. Out of 858,000 net new jobs for workers under age 35 that year, almost one in four (23%) was a union job, according to the Economic Policy Institute…. Ithaca Journal
 
 
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