Today in Labor History – October 19th

labor history october 19

J.P. Stevens & Co Milledgeville Plant in Geogia

The National Association of Letter Carriers achieved equalization of wages for all letter carriers, meaning city delivery carriers began receiving the same wages regardless of the size of the community in which they worked. – 1949

After twenty years of virulent anti-unionism, the J.P. Stevens & Company finally signed its first-ever contract with the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union.  The collective bargaining agreement covered more than 3,000 workers in ten plants in the Carolinas and Alabama. – 1980

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