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Aug. 7, 1983
Some 675,000 employees struck at AT&T Corporation for 22 days, winning wages, job security, pension plan changes and better health insurance. It was the last time the Communication Workers of America negotiated at one table for all its Bell System members. Divestiture came a few months later.
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‘Strike for Black Lives’ on July 20 to Highlight Racism
Posted On: Jul 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 | NATIONAL STRIKE | A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job July 20 for a full-day strike. Those who can’t strike for a full day will walk out for about eight minutes — the amount of time prosecutors say a white Minneapolis police officer held his knee on George Floyd’s neck — in remembrance. The national strike will also include worker-led marches through participating cities, organizers said Wednesday. The service workers union has partnered with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the American Federation of Teachers, United Farm Workers and the Fight for $15 and a Union. Social and racial justice groups taking part include March On, the Center for Popular Democracy, the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of over 150 organizations that make up the Black Lives Matter movement… Associated Press







 
 
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