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March 03, 2015
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

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March 02
Postal workers granted 8-hour day – 1913
(From the Folks Who Brought You The Weekend: This is a sweeping, highly readable history of U.S. labor that will be welcomed by anyone interested in learning more about the struggle of American working people to better their lives through collective action. This excellent narrative surveys the historic efforts and sacrifices that working people made to win the rights we take for granted today, from minimum wage and overtime protections to health and safety guarantees to even the weekend itself.)

More than 6,000 drivers strike Greyhound Lines, most lose jobs to strikebreakers after company declares “impasse” in negotiations – 1990

March 03
Birth date in Coshocton, Ohio, of William Green, a coal miner who was to succeed Samuel Gompers as president of the American Federation of Labor, serving in the role from 1924 to 1952. He held the post until his death, to be succeeded by George Meany - 1873

The local lumber workers' union in Humboldt County, Calif., founded the Union Labor Hospital Association to establish a hospital for union workers in the county. The hospital became an important community facility that was financed and run by the local labor movement – 1906

Congress approves the Seamen’s Act, providing the merchant marine with rights similar to those gained by factory workers. Action on the law was prompted by the sinking of the Titanic three years earlier. Among other gains: working hours were limited to 56 per week; guaranteed minimum standards of cleanliness and safety were put in place - 1915

The Davis-Bacon Act took effect today. It orders contractors on federally financed or assisted construction projects to pay wage rates equal to those prevailing in local construction trades - 1931
— Compiled and edited by David Prosten, Union Communication Services

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