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Sept. 18, 1999
A 20-month illegal lockout of 2,900 Steelworkers members at Kaiser Aluminum plants in three states ends when an arbitrator orders a new contract. Kaiser was forced to fire scabs and fork over tens of millions of dollars in back pay to union members.
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Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
Updated On: Aug 10, 2020
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs. The mass layoffs have revealed just how poorly many American workers are paid, and how few protections they have. And that's got a lot of people thinking about labor unions… National Public Radio

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