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Oct. 14, 1877
New York City cigar makers struck against pay cuts and repressive factory rules during October. The strike ended in January 1878 with the pay cuts and repressive rules intact. Samuel Gompers, the strike leader, was blacklisted and unable to find work for four months.
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The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
Posted On: Sep 19, 2019
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands. A new report looking at economic inequality, for instance, shows the role that luck plays in workers being able to make ends meet. Illness, accidents and natural disasters can all play a role in hampering the opportunities of those on the job, the document notes. So how can workers change their economic path?… Teamsters
 
 
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