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July 17, 1944
Two ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, Calif., killing 322, including 202 African-Americans assigned by the Navy to handle explosives. It was the worst home-front disaster of World War II. The resulting refusal of 258 African-Americans to return to the dangerous work underpinned the trial and conviction of 50 of the men in what is called the Port Chicago Mutiny.

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Update on US Foods Streator (IL) Picket Line
Updated On: Nov 11, 2011

Nov. 11, 2011

Attached below is an update on the unfair labor practices strike at the Streator, Illinois U.S. Foods facility that is heading into its third week.

Teamsters maintenance workers were forced to take the action after the company refused to bargain in good faith and after it retaliated against members serving on the bargaining committee.

For more information for the workers' fight for justice, check out usfoodworkers.org and teamsternation.org.

 


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