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Today in Labor History

Jan. 21, 1974
A four-day strike by 2,000 postal workers at the New Jersey Bulk and Foreign Mail Center in Jersey City began on this date. The “Battle of the Bulk” was caused by postal management’s unilateral changes in workers’ hours and working conditions. The wildcat strike was led by a group of young workers who identified themselves as “The Outlaws”. A federal judge ruled in the union’s favor, directing management to settle the issue through binding arbitration. Union Communication Services

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April 16, 2018 | JOBS | Is the future going to be a workers’ paradise? Maybe not, but leverage in the workplace may finally be shifting from bosses to the rank and file after a lost decade for labor. The stage is set, according to a new survey of the U.S. and global labor markets. The world economy is stronger than it’s been in years, good talent is increasingly hard to find and an aging population suggests labor shortages are only going to get worse in developed countries. The result: Companies will have do more to recruit or retain employees with higher pay, better benefits and improved working conditions… Market Watch
 
 
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