Monday, April 28, 2014

Today in Labor History (UPDATED)

Coal mine collapses at Eccles, W.Va., killing 181 workers - 1914
2014.04.28history-take-daughters-to-work-dayA total of 119 die in Benwood, W.Va., coal mine disaster - 1924
United Wallpaper Craftsmen & Workers of North America merges with Pulp, Sulfite & Paper Mill Workers - 1958
American Federation of Hosiery Workers merges with Textile Workers Union of America - 1965
Congress creates OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The AFL-CIO sets April 28 as “Workers Memorial Day” to honor the hundreds of thousands of workers killed and injured on the job every year - 1970
First “Take Our Daughters to Work Day,” promoted by the Ms. Foundation, to boost self-esteem of girls with invitations to a parent’s workplace - 1993

We are very proud that our Teamsters Local 396 Staff and Members are walking the picket line with striking Long Beach Port Drivers today!
Thank you Local 396 members Ruben Duran, Ricky Renteria, Percy Martinez and Business Representative Mark King for manning the picket line on behalf of all Teamsters Local 396 members.

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