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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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We Need Workplace Protections
Posted On: Apr 26, 2018
April 26, 2018  | HEALTH & SAFETY | When we kiss our loved ones’ goodbye to head to work, we don’t expect tragedy. Saturday is Workers Memorial Day, a time for all of us to remember those who went to work but unfortunately never returned home because they lost their lives while on the job. It’s also a day to remember that we must keep fighting for safe workplaces and continue to fight short cuts that lawmakers are pursuing as they turn back the clock on health and safety regulations in Congress. Just last year, Congress rolled back rules requiring employers to keep accurate records of workplace injuries and illnesses and delayed beryllium and silica dust exposure rules that prevent toxic lung diseases. To make matters worse… Detroit News
 
 
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