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Apr. 25, 1886
The New York Times declares the struggle for an 8-hour workday to be “un-American” and calls public demonstrations for the shorter hours “labor disturbances brought about by foreigners.” Other publications declare that an eight-hour workday would bring about “loafing and gambling, rioting, debauchery and drunkenness.”
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April 2011 Local Update
Posted On: Apr 27, 2011

 

 

What's Going On ...

- A tentative agreement has been reached with Cinetic Landis Grinding, whose company reps walked out of negotiations in March. Ratification is scheduled for May 4, with recommendations from the bargaining committee.

- A 3-year agreement covering 61 Pepsi-Cola drivers, warehouse and merchandisers was unanimously approved in April; the pact provides retro pay, wage increases, adds a sick leave benefit, and includes various language improvements.

- A 6-month contract extension approved by members at Maryland Metals expires in June 2011; bargaining proposals are being drafted.

- -Upcoming Negotiations:  Potomac Construction, Smith Baking Co., and Fulton County (domestic relations officers and probation officers). Check back for updates.

- An arbitration is scheduled June 2, 2011 for a member unjustly discharged for allegedly texting while driving.

- The Local also has two organizing drives underway. 






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