Today in Labor History – August 6th

Labor History August 6th

The Cigar Makers’ International Union of America merged with the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union. – 1974

The American Railway Supervisors Association merged with the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline & Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express & Station Employees. – 1980

The Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of the US & Canada merged with the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline & Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express & Station Employees. – 1986

Workers at Verizon, the nation’s largest local telephone company, launched what was to become an 18-day strike over working conditions and union representation. Nearly 85,000 unionized Verizon workers joined the picket line. – 2000

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