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Sept. 22, 1934
United Textile Workers strike committee orders strikers back to work after 22 days out, ending what was at that point the greatest single industrial conflict in the history of American organized labor. The strike involved some 400,000 workers in New England, the mid-Atlantic states and the South.
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Fate of New Nafta Pact Rests With Labor Unions, Democrats
Posted On: Sep 10, 2019
Sept. 10, 2019 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | In the last 25 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement has served as the enduring symbol for all that is loved and loathed about global trade’s effect on the U.S. economy.  The two sides have been pretty clear — NAFTA was praised by businesses that found new markets and moved supply chains into Canada and Mexico, vilified by labor unions who watched factories shutter and jobs move to Mexico, which pays workers a fraction of the wages. But as Congress begins to consider the first update to the 1994 trade agreement in the coming weeks, the political lines have blurred, threatening to doom the deal… Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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