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Mar. 26, 1868: San Francisco brewery workers begin a 9-month strike as local employers follow the union-busting lead of the National Brewer’s Association and fire their unionized workers, replacing them with scabs. Two unionized brewers refused to go along, kept producing beer, prospered wildly and induced the Association to capitulate. A contract benefit since having unionized two years earlier, certainly worth defending: free beer.

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Posted On: Dec 10, 2012

Dec. 10, 2012 | As Congress continues to negotiate with President Obama for a budget deal preparations are being made for a National Day of Action against cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Hundreds of events are planned nationwide today - International Human Rights Day (see Today in Labor History at top right of this page). Jump over to TeamsterNation to learn more and get linked to an event near you. Meanwhile, check out the events scheduled in Baltimore and Washington, DC.


 
 
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