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FEB. 28, 2006
Earning as little as 6 dollars and forty cents an hour, janitors working for contractor UNICCO at the University of Miami go on strike over wages and benefits, working conditions, and union recognition. Students and faculty at the university joined in demonstrations, sit-ins, and hunger strikes, and by the fall, the janitors ratified a contract that increased wages and included health care benefits and paid vacation time.
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House Passes Bill to Dramatically Strengthen Power of Unions
Posted On: Feb 11, 2020
Feb. 10, 2020 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | House Democrats just passed an important blueprint for strengthening unions and building worker power. If signed into law, the labor law reforms within the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would amount to the biggest change to the rules governing employers and workers in generations. Among other major features, it would bolster workers’ ability to unionize, expand organizing rights to more workers and strengthen the right to strike. Although flawed­, the legislation would go a long way toward reversing decades of GOP-backed efforts to grind unions into dust… Working In These Times
 
 
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