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    Today in Labor History

    In Chicago, 30 workers are killed by federal troops, more than 100 wounded at the "Battle of the Viaduct" during the Great Railroad Strike - 1877

    President Grover Cleveland appoints a United States Strike Committee to investigate the causes of the Pullman strike and the subsequent strike by the American Railway Union. Later that year the commission issues its report, absolving the strikers and blaming Pullman and the railroads for the conflict - 1894

    Battle of Mucklow, W.Va., in coal strike. An estimated 100,000 shots were fired; 12 miners and four guards were killed - 1912

    President Truman issues Executive Order 9981, directing equality of opportunity in armed forces - 1948

    The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect today. It requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities and bans discrimination against such workers - 1992

    Today’s Labor Quote: President George Herbert Walker Bush, when he signed the Americans With Disabilities Act 
    "Many of our fellow citizens with disabilities are unemployed. They want to work, and they can work."

     

    - compiled/edited by David Prosten at Union Communication Services.
     

  • Dear Colleague & Vote No Letters to Congress
    Updated On: Feb 13, 2013

    All,

    see attached two letters to Congressmen from their Colleague's Mr. Connolly & Mr. Cummings & Mr. Wolf.

    Mr. Wolf seeks ALL to vote NO on HR 273 and says it quite nicely "...this bill is nothing more than a political stunt that targets the hardworking dedicated men and women of the civil service, who have already had their salaries frozen for more than two years"...

    and Mr. Connolly & Mr. Cummings letter asks members of congress to extend the current pay freeze for themselves, Members of Congress, and not federal employees through 2013...we don't know the bill number just yet as it has not been assigned since it is being dropped in the hopper today...stay tuned...thanks, Terry


    Download:
    2013-2-12 Dear Coll - Member Pay Freeze - signed 02-12-13.pdf
    2013-2-12 WOLF VOTE NO ON HR 273.pdf

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