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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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  • Dear Colleague Sign on Letter ASAP
    Posted On: Feb 15, 2013
    ALL we nee you to read the attached from Dominic Bonaiuto of Mr. Connolly (Virginia Congressman) office and contact your Congressmen and have them sign onto this Dear Colleague about "Co-sponsor an alternative to yet another Federal employee pay freeze Continued assaults"...there are only 41 cosponsors as of today and we need more, so contact your Congressmen and have them sign onto this ASAP...thanks & Keep The Faith, Terry

    Download:
    Connolly-Cummings_Letter-2-14-13.pdf

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