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    Weekend Labor History
    February 12
    Abolitionist Frederick Douglass born into slavery near Easton, Md. - 1818
    John L. Lewis, president of United Mine Workers of America and founding president of the CIO, born near Lucas, Iowa - 1880
    February 13
    Some 12,000 Hollywood writers returned to work today following a largely successful three-month strike against television and motion picture studios.  They won compensation for their TV and movie work that gets streamed on the Internet - 2008
    (Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff -- by
    local author Tom Zaniello -- is an encyclopedic guide to 350 labor films from around the world, ranging from those you’ve heard of—Salt of the Earth, The Grapes of Wrath, Roger & Me—to those you’ve never heard of but will fall in love with once you see them. Fiction and nonfiction, the films are about unions, labor history, working-class life, political movements, and the struggle between labor and capital.)
    February 14
    Western Federation of Miners strike for 8-hour day - 1903
    Jimmy Hoffa born in Brazil, Ind., son of a coal miner. Disappeared July 30, 1975, declared dead seven years later - 1913
    Striking workers at Detroit’s newspapers, out since the previous July, offer to return to work. The offer is accepted five days later but the newspapers vow to retain some 1,200 scabs. A court ruling the following year ordered as many as 1,100 former strikers reinstated - 1996

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  • ACT Rally Dates Set For February & September 2013
    Posted On: Jan 10, 2013
    The dates for the 2013 ACT Spring & Fall Rallies have been uploaded to the ACT website Calendar in the upper right of the home page of the ACT website...click onto the calendar for February & September to view the dates...click onto the date to see what is taking place that day...you must be logged in to view what is taking place on a particular day...thanks & Keep The Faith, ACT Admin
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