• Today in Labor History
    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.
    ~ DC Labor

  • AUGUST 2016
    Updated On: Sep 13, 2016

    Tronc: How Tribune Publishing's new name will shape its identity
    Aug. 4, 2016 | … this pivot by Tribune Publishing – now tronc – is to throw Gannett off its scent, to tell Gannett, "We don't need you to save us," even though the company is reportedly saddled with $350 million worth of debt. The new name and change in direction is meant to make the business sound as unattractive as possible to potential buyers. But don't expect Gannett to slink off with its tail between its legs… editorandpublisher.com

    Teamsters Union endorses Hillary Clinton for President
    Aug. 30, 2016 | The Teamsters General Executive Board last week unanimously voted to endorse the former senator and secretary of state. "We are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "She is the right candidate for the middle class and working men and women across the country. She will stand strong for the workers of America by fighting to reject job-killing trade deals, enforcing labor laws and working to provide retirement security for millions of people who have sacrificed so much for the chance to retire with dignity…" teamster.org

    Watch last week's Teamster Leadership Debate
    Aug. 30, 2016 | Fred Zuckerman and Ken Hall, candidates for Teamster top offices, participated in a debate last Thursday at the National Press Club. c-span.org


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