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Oct. 3, 1961
The United Auto Workers calls for a company-wide strike against Ford Motor Co., the first since Ford’s initial contract with the union 20 years earlier. ~Labor Tribune

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Union Ranks Had A Very Good 2022, But Not for the Reason You Think
Posted On: Jan 24, 2023
Jan. 24, 2023 | LABOR UNIONS | Unions just had one of the best years in terms of growing membership so far this century. But the high-profile organizing wins at Starbucks, Amazon, and Apple stores are only a small part of that success. A boom in hiring by a number of already unionized employers drove an increase of 200,000, or 1.3%, union-represented workers to a total of 16 million. That was the biggest gain since 2015, according to statistics released Thursday by the Labor Department. There was an even larger jump in the number of workers who are dues-paying union members – an additional 273,000. That represented the biggest rise since 2008…
Teamsters Local 992
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