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Feb. 22, 1892
epresentatives of the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers meet in St. Louis with 20 other organizations to plan the founding convention of the People’s Party. Objectives: end political corruption, spread the wealth, and combat the oppression of the rights of workers and farmers .

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Updated: Feb. 22 (12:43)

2019 Budget Attacks Postal Workers
Charlotte Area Local APWU
Attack on Public Sector Unions Funded by Wealthy Donors
Teamsters local 570
Attack on Public Sector Unions Funded by Wealthy Donors
Teamsters Local 355
NO JUSTICE FOR OFFICER REED"S FAMILY
Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
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The Entire Public Sector Is About to Be Put on Trial
Posted On: Jul 14, 2017
July 14, 2017 | RIGHT TO WORK | Within the next year, the Supreme Court is likely to rule on the latest existential threat to workers and their unions: Janus v. AFSCME. Like last year’s Friedrich’s v. CTA – a bullet dodged with Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death – the Janus case is a blatant attack on working people by right-winged, moneyed special interests who want to take away workers’ freedom to come together and negotiate for a better life. For years, the Right has been hammering through state-level “right-to-work” laws in an effort to kill public sector unionism: it would see victory in the Janus case as the coup de grace. If the [U.S. Supreme] Court rules in favor of the Janus plaintiff and the Illinois public sector worker whose case not to pay union dues is being argued by the right-wing Liberty Justice Center and the National Right to Work Foundation – then right to work could become the law of the land in the public sector… There are more insidious effects… inthesetimes.com
 
 
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