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Aug 20, 1986: The Kerr-McGee Corp. agrees to pay the estate of the late Karen Silkwood $1.38 million, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit. She was a union activist who died in 1974 under suspicious circumstances on her way to talk to a reporter about safety concerns at her plutonium fuel plant in Oklahoma.
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Updated: Aug. 21 (04:43)

August General Membership Meeting Cancelled
AFSCME Local 189
SEPTEMBER UNION MEETING
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 159
LABOR WALK FOR NY STATE SENATOR TIM KENNEDY
Teamsters Local 264
Council 75 takes official position of 4 of Oregon's 7 November ballot measures
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Shield of Hope Fundraiser for PO Wilson
Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
 
     
This Day in Labor History: December 6, 1865
Posted On: Dec 06, 2012

Dec. 6, 2012 | On December 6, 1865, the legislature of Georgia ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, ending slavery. Arguably the single most important event in the history of American labor, the official end to slavery closed a chapter in the nation's race-based labor system, a system that still remains in important forms to the present…Let us review the general outlines of what slavery meant – the right of the employer to do whatever they want with labor. Kill it. Beat it. Gamble it away. Dehumanize it. Whatever. It's all open game when labor becomes property… Read more at Lawyers, Guns & Money.


 
 
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