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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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Coronavirus is Unleashing Righteous Worker Anger and A New Wave of Unionism
Posted On: Jul 28, 2020
July 28, 2020 | OPINION | In recent decades, we have rarely seen so much worker anger and so many strikes as we’ve seen since COVID-19 hit America. Fears of the virus have greatly emboldened American workers. Some labor historians say this new militancy resembles the 1930s, when a huge strike wave helped lead to landmark pro-labor legislation and one of the biggest bursts of unionization in American history. Now many workers are hoping — and many employers are dreading — that the pandemic-induced wave of militancy could produce a similar surge of unionization. Support for unions is rising. Sixty-four percent of Americans approve of unions, nearly the highest level in 50 years. Another promising sign is the changing generational support for labor… Los Angeles Times







 
 
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