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July 9, 2001
Five thousand demonstrators rallied at the state capitol in Columbia, South Carolina in support of the “Charleston Five,” labor activists. The Five were longshoremen and union members of Local 1422 of the International Longshoremen’s Association. The were peacefully protesting a Danish freight company’s use of non-union workers on the Charleston docks when a fight broke out between picketing workers and the police force. The Charleston Five were arrested along with four others and were held on felony charges which could have carried a prison sentence of up to 10 years. They were finally freed of all charges in November 2001 after a one-year trial, throughout which they were kept under house arrest.
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New Contract Ratified at Cloverland; Other News
Posted On: Apr 02, 2012

FEB. 23, 2012 |  Members at Cloverland Dairy ratified on February 5 a new 4-year agreement that provides an increase in wages, and protects zero employee contributions for the life of the contract by moving Teamster employees into the Union's medical plan. Union negotiators are still in talks with Bimbo Bakeries. Members employed by Stroehmann's and Entenmann's received an update on the status of bargaining during a Jan. 28 meeting at the union hall. Meetings with the company continue as the parties work to hammer out a final agreement. More updates here.

 









 
 
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