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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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PA GOP Using Voter Aid Funds To Cover Up Voter Suppression?
Updated On: Jul 10, 2012

July 9, 2012 | Via We Party Patriots - Has the Pennsylvania GOP learned nothing from it's Mike Turzai moment/low point? Must they have the Governor's approval rating dip into single digits before changing course? Has the backlash against the state's oppressive Voter ID law that will likely prevent 758,939 registered voters from partaking in the November election not sufficiently stirred their interest in change? Apparently not, because Governor Corbett has chosen to have a Mitt Romney fundraiser create TV ads about the voter ID law, according to the Philadelphia City Paper…Corbett has used government funds allotted to prevent voter suppression to help cover up the voter suppression he is implementing. Positively Orwellian! Read more at wepartypatriots.com (click image to enlarge)


 
 
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