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Staten Island Worker Accuses Amazon of Unfair Labor Practices
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Staten Island Worker Accuses Amazon of Unfair Labor Practices

NEW YORK, N.Y.—A worker fired from the fulfillment center on Staten Island filed unfair labor practiceAmazon charges with the National Labor Relations Board March 20, saying he was sacked for union activity. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which has been trying to organize workers at the warehouse, filed the charges on behalf of…

Stop & Shop Workers Rally Against ‘Draconian’ Cuts
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Stop & Shop Workers Rally Against ‘Draconian’ Cuts

CHICOPEE, Mass.—Hundreds of union members and their supporters rallied March 20 outside a Stop & Shop supermarket here, demanding that the company drop demands for cuts in their overtime pay, health and pension benefits, and vacation time. “This is the most draconian contract proposal we have ever had,” Jeff Jones, a business representative and organizer…

The Lordstown Strike of ’72: Dreams Of Factory Liberation Deferred
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The Lordstown Strike of ’72: Dreams Of Factory Liberation Deferred

LORDSTOWN, Ohio—The General Motors plant that sprawls over a former cornfield along Interstate 80, shuttered since the company stopped production there earlier this month, is the site of one of the great what-ifs of American labor history: a three-week strike in 1972 by 7,500 workers who were not just demanding better wages, but rebelling against…

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