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Oct. 23, 1902: President Theodore Roosevelt establishes a fact-finding commission that suspends a nine-months-long strike by Western Pennsylvania coal miners fighting for better pay, shorter workdays and union recognition. The strikers ended up winning more pay for fewer hours, but failed to get union recognition. It was the first time that the federal government had intervened as a neutral arbitrator in a labor dispute.

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@labor: #GetConnected
Posted On: Feb 15, 2013

Feb. 15, 2013 |  Just as labor is asking for the laws to get with the times, it is time for unions to do the same. There are too many locals that go unaccounted for on Twitter and too many important people are missing an @ at the front of their names. This is a call to all workers, young and old, organized or not, who care about respect, dignity and fair wages, to point your device (or find a device at the local library, or get a device, or make up a device) and aim it at the people you care about, and against the people who are eliminating the possibility of dignity in an honest day's pay. Read the entire article at Unionosity.com


 
 
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