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Jan. 19, 1986
Bruce Springsteen makes an unannounced appearance at a benefit for laid-off 3M workers, Asbury Park, NJ.

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Updated: Jan. 19 (16:43)

Wyman Burns Award of Apperception
Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Build Back Stronger Campaign
Teamsters Local 455
Kroger Negotiations Update 28
UFCW Local 455
Teamsters Pressure Democrats Ahead of Inauguration
Teamsters local 570
Teamsters Pressure Democrats Ahead of Inauguration
Teamsters Local 355
Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man
Teamsters Local 888
 
     
Unions Are Democratically Organized, Corporations Are Not
Posted On: Oct 16, 2020
Oct. 16, 2020 | ECONOMY | In establishing the rules that govern engagement with the democratic process—including laws related to elections, campaign finance, and lobbying—unions and corporations are often lumped together under the incorrect assumption that these two types of organizations are roughly equivalent and thus should be subject to similar rules… As former professor of constitutional law at American University Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) explains, the false equivalence between unions and corporations “has sunk deeply into American legal, political, and social consciousness, weakening the sense of unions as organic democratic institutions in civil society … while aggrandizing the political power of CEOs of large companies who are increasingly, if bizarrely, treated as leaders of civic membership associations.” The law, however, does not always treat unions and corporations equally… American Progress
 
 
Teamsters Local 992
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