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Jan. 21, 1974
A four-day strike by 2,000 postal workers at the New Jersey Bulk and Foreign Mail Center in Jersey City began on this date. The “Battle of the Bulk” was caused by postal management’s unilateral changes in workers’ hours and working conditions. The wildcat strike was led by a group of young workers who identified themselves as “The Outlaws”. A federal judge ruled in the union’s favor, directing management to settle the issue through binding arbitration. Union Communication Services

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What Recovery? Household Incomes Plummeted After ’09
Posted On: Oct 19, 2011

Oct. 19, 2011 | In the two years after the recession officially ended in June 2009, the median household income continued to plummet, dropping bemire than $3,500 to $49,909. That represents a decline of 6.7% in the first two years of the recovery, more than twice the rate of decline during the recession. Check out this chart at Main St.


 
 
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