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Mar. 22, 1886
Mark Twain, a lifelong member of the Int’l Typographical Union (now part of CWA), speaks in Hartford, Conn., extolling the Knights of Labor’s commitment to fair treatment of all workers, regardless of race or gender.

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Posted On: Jan 03, 2019
Jan. 3, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS |  In a major win for labor advocates, a federal court issued a long-awaited ruling last week finding that corporations could be held responsible for issues like wage discrimination or illegal job termination, even if the employees were subcontractors or working at a franchised company. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit determined that a business could be considered a so-called joint-employer if it exercised a certain level of “indirect control” over an employees’ working conditions, or if it reserved the authority to do so down the line. In its decision, the D.C appellate court affirmed one of the most significant and disputed labor rulings of the Obama administration. In 2015… The Intercept
 
 
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