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STEWARD UPDATE WEEKLY 1/23/19
Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

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Wednesday January 23, 2019

In the current Steward Update newsletter
Advice From an Experienced Labor Lawyer, Part II
Labor lawyer Ken Page is Steward Update’s newest contributor. In the latest edition of Steward Update he offers two more pieces of advice around grievance handling. (We had part one in the previous issue.) You can see it all at www.unionist.com.

Labor Quote
Revolution!
"When the rich concern themselves with the poor, that’s called charity. When the poor concern themselves with the rich, that’s called revolution."
—William Winpisinger, President, International Association of Machinists, 1981

Labor Cartoon
A.A. McCourt

Steward Tip
Managing Your Time
There are lots of tools on the market to keep you organized.  You need a notebook to make notes. Those notes should at least record the basics of all your union business - phone calls, notes of meetings, to-do lists, questions for which you must find answers in order to complete your tasks. You also need a calendar to track meetings, time limits on grievances, and any other time sensitive material. Whether you commit this material to paper, to an electronic organizer, even a computer, make sure you use the system consistently. Do not rely on memory.
—Excerpted from The Union Steward’s Complete Guide (2nd Edition, Updated)

Today in Labor History

January 23
Some 10,000 clothing workers strike in Rochester, N.Y., for the 8-hour day, a 10-percent wage increase, union recognition, and extra pay for overtime and holidays. Daily parades were held throughout the clothing district and there was at least one instance of mounted police charging the crowd of strikers and arresting 25 picketers. Six people were wounded over the course of the strike and one worker, 18-year-old Ida Breiman, was shot to death by a sweatshop contractor. The strike was called off in April after manufacturers agreed not to discriminate against workers for joining a union – 1913

In Allegany County, MD, workers with the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal era public works program employing unmarried men aged 18-25, are snowbound at Fifteen Mile Creek Camp S-53 when they receive a distress call about a woman in labor who needs to get to a hospital.  20 courageous CCC volunteers dig through miles of snow drifts until the woman is successfully able to be transported - 1936
 

January 24
Krueger’s Cream Ale, the first canned beer, goes on sale in Richmond, Va.  Pabst was the second brewer in the same year to sell beer in cans, which came with opening instructions and the suggestion: "cool before serving" - 1935


January 25
Sojourner Truth addresses first Black Women’s Rights convention - 1851
 
The Sheet Metal Workers Int'l Association (SMWIA) is founded in Toledo, Ohio, as the Tin, Sheet Iron and Cornice Workers’ Int’l Association - 1888
 
Two hundred miners are killed in a horrific explosion at the Harwick mine in Cheswick, Pa., Allegheny County. Many of the dead lie entombed in the sealed mine to this day - 1904

The Supreme Court upholds “Yellow Dog” employment contracts, which forbid membership in labor unions. Yellow Dog contracts remained legal until 1932 - 1915
 
Some 16,000 textile workers strike in Passaic, N.J. – 1926

The federal minimum wage rate rises to 75 cents an hour - 1950


—Compiled and edited by David Prosten. Click here to view this week's labor history.
 

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