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Feb. 19, 1975
The U.S. Supreme Court decides in favor of sales clerk Leura Collins and her union, the Retail Clerks, in NLRB v. J. Weingarten Inc.—the case establishing that workers have a right to request the presence of their union steward if they believe they are to be disciplined for a workplace infraction.
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Apr. 11, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Flooding America with prescription opioids has meant big money for America’s largest pharmaceutical wholesale distributors and big payouts for their CEOs. But as the overdose death toll mounts and the costs of litigation and enforcement actions climb, shareholders are demanding answers about what’s gone wrong and why no one at the top has stopped it. Over the past year, elected leaders and the news media have rightly turned their attention to the role of the country’s "big three" distributors — McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health — in fueling our country’s deadly prescription opioid epidemic which claims the lives of 62 Americans every day….As a long-term shareholder of these companies, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has demanded that our elected, corporate board representatives do their jobs…wvgazettemail.com






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