Today in Labor History Apr. 20, 1948 An unknown assailant shoots through a window at United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther as he is eating dinner at his kitchen table, permanently impairing his right arm. It was one of at least two assassination attempts on Reuther. He and his wife later died in a small plane crash under what many believe to be suspicious circumstances. DC Labor
Tribune voluntarily recognizes the Chesapeake Guild Dec. 5, 2018 | A unionization effort by smaller community papers within the Baltimore Sun Media Group was voluntarily recognized by parent company Tribune Publishing, clearing the way for contract negotiations between the two sides. Reporters from The Capital in Annapolis, The Carroll County Times, The Aegis in Harford County, SoundOff! at Fort Meade and other Baltimore Sun Media Group journalists last month announced the formation of the Chesapeake New Guild… Management at both Tribune and Baltimore Sun Media Group did not try to run any interference on the union effort or dissuade participation… Baltimore Fishbowl
Hoffa: China needs to make real change to fix trade inequities with U.S. Dec. 5, 2018 | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said in a statement today about the agreement reached this week between the U.S. and China to put additional tariffs on hold while negotiating a solution to the ongoing trade imbalance between the two nations: “…America must demand results, not just rhetoric. The U.S. needs a clear vision and must enter this process with open eyes on China revamping its trade practices. There is an urgent need for structural reform if a solution is ultimately going to be reached.” Read Hoffa’s full statement here.