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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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The Importance of Re-Establishing the Common Good
Posted On: Aug 07, 2018
August 7, 2018 | PUBLIC SERVICES | Wealth and power are not things that most working people think about day in and day out.  Yet, the neighborhoods where we reside, and the communities where we work are impacted in so many ways by those who control the branches of government, and, therefore, our society. To understand what has been happening in America, much light has been shed by a non-profit organization called In The Public Interest (ITPI).  The founder and executive director of ITPI, Donald Cohen, has recently published a book entitled “Dismantling Democracy” , a quick read that discusses the forty-year attack on government, and the critical need for concerned citizens to re-establish the common good… Teamsters
 
 
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