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Sept. 25, 1891
Two African-American sharecroppers are killed during an ultimately unsuccessful cotton-pickers strike in Lee County, Ark. By the time the strike had been suppressed, 15 African-Americans had died and another six had been imprisoned. A white plantation manager was killed as well.
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Worker Noncompete Agreements Tamp Down on Wages
Posted On: Dec 11, 2019
Dec. 11, 2019 | WAGES | Anyone who’s been paying attention understands that while there is no shortage of jobs, there is a shortage of good-paying jobs. And part of the reason for that is because at least 36 million workers are required to enter into noncompete agreements as part of their jobs, stifling their ability to earn more... A new Economic Policy Institute document is an in-depth look at the wide-ranging use of noncompete agreements, which are employment provisions that ban workers at one company from working for or starting a competing business within a set period time after leaving a job… Teamsters







 
 
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