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JAN. 17, 1962
President John Kennedy signed Executive Order 10988, recognizing the right of federal employees to bargain collectively. The order was a breakthrough for public sector workers, who were not protected under the 1935 Wagner Act.
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Nation’s Longest Ongoing Strike Comes to an End After 1,029 Days
Posted On: Jan 10, 2020
Jan. 10, 2020 | STRIKES | About 200 United Steelworkers miners are back on the job at Idaho’s Lucky Friday mine after nearly three years on strike, putting an end to the longest-running continuous strike in the U.S. The workers ratified a contract with Hecla Mining Co., the mine’s owner, on Jan. 6 after they narrowly rejected another deal in December due to reservations about the conditions of returning to work, according to USW spokesperson Tony Montana. USW Local 5114 began the strike on March 13, 2017, after the company attempted to unilaterally impose parts of a new contract on workers… Bloomberg Law
 
 
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