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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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Labor Vs McDonald’s - The Battle Continues
Posted On: May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | As demonstrations against McDonald’s continued across the country, many of the company’s anti-worker practices have been addressed. Under pressure from employees, unions, community organizations, and the public, McDonald’s has finally addressed Coved-19 with equipment in stores, increased paid sick leave, and raised pay for employees. With workers’ fears of catching the coronavirus, McDonald’s faced unprecedented protests by employees as the coronavirus pandemic continued. Their organization had been slow to address an unprecedented crisis. As a result, the employees working in franchise stores reacted by striking, protesting, and demonstrating… Labor Press







 
 
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