Today in Labor History Mar. 5, 1770 British soldiers, quartered in the homes of colonists, took the jobs of working people when jobs were scarce. On this date, grievances of ropemakers against the soldiers led to a fight. Soldiers shot down Crispus Attucks, a black colonist, then others, in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Attucks is considered the first casualty in the American Revolution.
~ DC Labor
Tronc: How Tribune Publishing's new name will shape its identity Aug. 4, 2016| … this pivot by Tribune Publishing – now tronc – is to throw Gannett off its scent, to tell Gannett, "We don't need you to save us," even though the company is reportedly saddled with $350 million worth of debt. The new name and change in direction is meant to make the business sound as unattractive as possible to potential buyers. But don't expect Gannett to slink off with its tail between its legs… editorandpublisher.com
Teamsters Union endorses Hillary Clinton for President Aug. 30, 2016| The Teamsters General Executive Board last week unanimously voted to endorse the former senator and secretary of state. "We are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "She is the right candidate for the middle class and working men and women across the country. She will stand strong for the workers of America by fighting to reject job-killing trade deals, enforcing labor laws and working to provide retirement security for millions of people who have sacrificed so much for the chance to retire with dignity…" teamster.org
Watch last week's Teamster Leadership Debate Aug. 30, 2016| Fred Zuckerman and Ken Hall, candidates for Teamster top offices, participated in a debate last Thursday at the National Press Club. c-span.org