“Organizing and mobilizing cannot stop when a contract fight ends,” Hanson says.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1970, members of the National Football League Players Association began what was to be a two-day strike, their first. The issues included pay, pensions, the right to arbitration and the right to have agents.
And in 1981, a fifty-day baseball strike ended. Owners had provoked the strike over the issue of free agent compensation.
Today’s labor quote is by Marvin Miller, Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966 to 1982
"Why did the issue of greed only enter the picture when the players finally got a fairer slice of the pie? Lest we forget, that pie became bigger because of the player’s unionizing efforts."
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