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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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Letter Carriers Union Files Nationwide Grievance Against Mail Slowdown Scheme
Posted On: Aug 11, 2020
Aug. 11, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | The Letter Carriers union has filed a national grievance, an unusual move, against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over the agency, promptly fired 21-31 top staffers, and imposed shutdown actions and an overtime ban that slows the mail down. The union’s grievance, which also demands mandated talks over DeJoy’s moves, comes just after 84 lawmakers from both parties wrote to him denouncing the shutdowns and work ban… “These changes directly impact terms and conditions of employment of city letter carriers” and violate the USPS contract with the 200,000-member union, [National Association of Letter Carriers] President Fredric] Rolando said… Peoples World







 
 
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