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October 19, 1949
The National Association of Letter Carriers achieves equalization of wages for all letter carriers, meaning city delivery carriers began receiving the same wages regardless of the size of the community in which they worked. Union Communication Services

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Finally Some Good News for Labor
Posted On: Jan 01, 2018
Jan. 1, 2018 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | Last November organized labor received a welcome and, truth be told, largely unexpected piece of good news. The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the UFW (United Farm Workers) in its protracted battle with Gerawan Farming, Inc., one of the largest growers in California’s Central Valley. The issue in dispute was “binding mediation.” One of the sleazier tactics used by a sore-loser company whose employees “betray” them by choosing to join a labor union is to take an inordinate amount of time at the bargaining table while negotiating the local’s inaugural contract. This phony stalling is intentional. It’s done to pry the employees off their union affiliation, in the hope that these newly certified union members will eventually become so impatient or dispirited that they lose faith in their International … Huffington Post
 
 
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