• Today in Labor History
    Feb. 21, 1868: A state law was enacted in California providing the 8-hour day for most workers, but it was not effectively enforced.
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  • JANUARY 2017
    Updated On: Mar 13, 2017

    Cool labor book: ‘A People’s History of the United States’
    Jan. 3, 2017 | If your last serious read of American history was in high school – or even in a standard college course – you’ll want to read this amazing account of America as seen through the eyes of its working people, women and minorities. Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a widely respected historian, author, playwright, and social activist. In A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present, he turns history on its head with his carefully researched and dramatic recounting of America and its people – not just its bankers, industrialists, generals and politicians. This book will give you a whole new way of looking at and understanding the world around you. Order it at Union Communication Services.

    Hoffa: Withdrawal from the TPP the right choice for U.S. trade policy
    Jan. 24, 2017 [Yesterday], President Trump made good on his campaign promise to withdraw the United State from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With his decision, the president has taken the first step toward fixing 30 years of bad trade policies that have cost working Americans millions of good-paying jobs… teamster.org

    Teamsters add gender identity to non-discrimination policy
    Jan. 27, 2017 The IBT instructed its locals across the United Stated to update their bylaws this year, declaring that members can no longer discriminate against a fellow worker based on mental disability or gender identity. Members of the union took an oath under the old laws that had them swear to not “discriminate against a fellow worker on account of race, color, religion, sex, age, physical ability, national origin or sexual orientation.” The addendum to the bylaws, which went into effect on January 1, now says that workers can’t discriminate against “any other legally protected group” either... newnownext.com

    President Hoffa interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto
    Jan. 27, 2017 On Wednesday, Hoffa discussed jobs, trade, infrastructure investment and minimum wage increases on Fox News. Watch the interview here.


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