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July 3, 1835
2000 workers, many of whom are children, from 20 textile mills in Paterson, NJ, went on strike. They demanded 11 hour days (down from 13.5 hours). Employers refused to negotiate and broke the strike by declaring a reduction in work hours to twelve hours daily during the week and nine hours on Saturdays.
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Senate Dems Introduce Bill to Keep Pilots and Bus, Train Operators Safe
Updated On: Jun 09, 2020
June 5, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH | Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday aimed at addressing workplace safety for essential transportation workers, including pilots, flight attendants, bus operators, and Amtrak and other train operators during the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation has been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Transportation Trades Department–AFL-CIO, which represents several transportation labor unions such as the Air Line Pilots Association, the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA and the Transport Workers Union of America. The bill “will require passenger and freight transportation companies to abide by the CDC recommendations including mandatory cleaning, disinfecting areas, and personal protective equipment to keep our frontline workers safe.”… The Hill

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