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An eleven-day strike by 34,000 New York City transit workers began, halting bus and subway service in all five boroughs before strikers returned to work with a 17 percent raise over two years plus a cost-of-living adjustment.
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Postal Service Forced Out 44,000 Workers Who Got Injured On The Job
Posted On: Feb 27, 2020
Feb. 27, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared with pain and went limp by her side. The tray crashed and sent envelopes cascading around her. She could barely move but immediately worried about what an injury might mean for her job. “Anxiety had kicked in. I was like, what are they going to say, what are they going to do?” Sattlefield said. Within months, the U.S. Postal Service fired her, one of about 44,000 employees who were either fired or left their jobs under pressure over five years in a program that “targeted” employees with work-related injuries, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A commission ruling on the class action complaint also found… ProPublica
 
 
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