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Sept. 13, 1971
Eleven AFSCME-represented prison employees, 33 inmates die in four days of rioting at New York State’s Attica Prison and the retaking of the prison. The riot caused the nation to take a closer look at prison conditions, for inmates and their guards alike.
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Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Actually Talking Union
Posted On: May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 | ELECTION 2020 | During the past three decades, a running question raised by union activists about Democratic candidates for president has been, “Did s/he use the ‘U’ word?” Meaning, did the candidate even mention unions? Unless they were speaking to a union audience, the answer was usually “no” … But, lo and behold, something very different is happening thus far in the 2020 campaign. Democratic candidates are not only courting union support, but also meeting with union members across the country, attending forums exclusively focused on workers’ rights, and using many platforms—including social media—to aggressively trumpet the need to allow more workers access to unions… The American Prospect   Related: 2020 Democrats’ battle for union support, explained


 
 
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