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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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AFL-CIO Sues OSHA to Demand Standard for Worker Protection
Posted On: May 20, 2020
May 19, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The AFL-CIO on Monday filed a petition to compel the Labor Department to issue an emergency temporary standard that would offer stronger protection for U.S. workers against the coronavirus as states begin to reopen. The labor group is asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to immediately implement the measures. It notes that thousands of essential workers have been exposed to the coronavirus while on the job and those numbers are likely to increase as the economy reopens and nonessential workers return to work… The Hill







 
 
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