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Sept. 21, 1991: Members of five unions at the Frontier Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas begin what was to become the longest successful hotel strike in U.S. history. All 550 workers honored the picket line for the entirety of the 6-year, 4-month, 10-day fight against management’s insistence on cutting wages and eliminating pensions.- Union Communication Services

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Senate Introduces Workers’ Rights Bill to Rein In Unions
Posted On: Sep 11, 2017
Sept. 11, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | Senate Republicans introduced legislation Thursday that would radically reshape federal labor law by giving dissenting workers additional rights to reject or refuse unions. Called the Employee Rights Act, the legislation would require unions to get written permission from members before using their dues for political purposes. It would also mandate recertification votes following significant turnover at a workplace to determine if the union still has majority support of workers, among other changes. A house version was introduced by Republicans in May. It currently has 90 co-sponsors, all Republicans… washingtonexaminer.com


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