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May 26, 1937:  Ford Motor Co. security guards attack union organizers and supporters attempting to distribute literature outside the plant in Dearborn, Mich., in an event that was to become known as the “Battle of the Overpass.” The guards tried to destroy any photos showing the attack, but some survived—and inspired the Pulitzer committee to establish a prize for photography.

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Workers of The World Unite Against Global Greed
Posted On: Apr 10, 2017
Apr. 10, 2017  | ORGANIZINGA few years ago, no one had ever heard of XPO Logistics. But today, after borrowing billions of dollars to buy up an attempt to integrate freight and drayage companies, warehouses and other pieces of the global supply chain, XPO is acclaimed as one of the largest transportation companies in the world. And its CEO, Bradley Jacobs, is lauded by some as an industry titan. But there is a monumental speed bump on Jacobs’ limousine ride to the top of the logistics industry: the haunting specter that Jacobs’ workers across the globe are beginning to organize and fight back – together! In the U.S., workers at XPO are eager to build a union with the Teamsters. The company’s response is to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in an ongoing effort to deny these workers their federally protected right to organize… Fifteen unions representing XPO workers in nine countries have declared their willingness to take on XPO… huffingtonpost.com









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