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July 31, 1999 The Great Shipyard Strike of 1999 ends after Steelworkers at Newport News Shipbuilding ratify a breakthrough agreement which nearly doubles pensions, increases security, ends inequality, and provides the highest wage increases in company and industry history to nearly 10,000 workers at the yard. The strike lasted 15 weeks.
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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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