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.
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LA Teamsters provide members seeking citizenship with valuable assistance Apr. 1, 2019 | Teamsters Local 630 has about 7,000 members. They’re warehouse workers, truckers, and food service employees. Nearly 80 percent of the union is Hispanic. Guillermo Flores’ wife is in the union. For years he has lived, worked, and paid taxes in the United States, thanks to a permanent resident status. On Saturday, March 30 he took a major step toward U.S. citizenship because of Local 630. He submitted the N-400 Application for Naturalization. One of his motivations is political. As a permanent resident Flores isn’t allowed to vote. “The more people that could cast their votes and understand the laws or what’s going to go on in the future, I think it’s better for everybody,” said Flores. Flores’ parents brought him straight to California from Mexico…Spectrum News
At Tribune Publishing, boardroom chaos could be in the rearview mirror Apr. 29, 2019 | Tim Knight’s first tour of duty at Tribune was as a young executive in the happier times of the late 1990s and early 2000s. He returned in 2017 as president of the local newspaper division and since January has been running the joint as CEO. When we spoke recently, Knight was not in denial about Tribune’s wild ride at the top management ranks in recent years or about rumors swirling now of a possible merger or takeover. But he has chosen not to think like a possible short-timer. “I’m focused on what we need to be doing now to be successful in the long run,” Knight said… Poynter