• 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

  • Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
    Posted On: Aug 07, 2020
    Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill. The coalition, which includes the AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, Communications Workers of America, National Education Association and the SEIU, represents more than 20 million workers. Specifically, the unions and labor groups are pushing for provisions in the HEROES Act, which House Democrats passed in May, to broaden earlier paid leave provisions they say excluded 106 million workers… MS News
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