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July 10, 1916
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce held a mass meeting of more than 2,000 merchants to organize what was to become a frontal assault on union strength and the closed shop. The failure of wages to keep up with inflation after the 1906 earthquake had spurred multiple strikes in the city.
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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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