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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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Labor Movements and Universalizing Resistance
Posted On: Sep 13, 2017
Sept. 13, 2017 | ECONOMY | … In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Bush Administration allowed labor contractors to bring in welders, pipefitters, and many other workers from India as well as, occasionally, Peru and Bolivia. Employers avoided hiring workers from the USA, with the Bush team suspending rules known as Davis-Bacon that normally required contractors to pay the prevailing wage for the industry.  U.S. workers denied opportunities for employment soon sought retaliation … truth-out.org


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