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June 20, 1943
Striking African-American auto workers are attacked by KKK, National Workers League, and armed White workers at Belle Isle amusement park in Detroit. Two days of riots follow, 34 people are killed, more than 1,300 arrested. Union Communication Services

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Nov. 14, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The U.s military helped fuel labor abuse at America’s largest ports by relying on trucking companies to move goods even after they violated labor laws and were found to have cheated drivers out of fair pay, a USA TODAY Network investigation found. XPO Logistics and California Cartage, both found guilty of labor infractions, and another company. Konoike-Pacific, accused of the same kinds of violations by a quarter of its drivers, continue to work as federal contractors or subcontractors…USA Today
 
 
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