And UFCW Local 400 members working at Shoppers unanimously ratified a new, three-year collective bargaining agreement on Monday after months of negotiations and member mobilization. The contract puts more money in workers’ pockets faster, and fully maintains their health and retirement security.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1971, eleven AFSCME-represented prison employees and 33 inmates died in four days of rioting at New York State’s Attica Prison and the retaking of the prison. The riot caused the nation to take a closer look at prison conditions, for inmates and their guards alike.
Today’s labor quote is by Herbert Blyden, who was incarcerated in Attica Prison during the 1971 uprising. Herbert Blyden, who said:
"The world is hearing us! The world is seeing our struggle... And we are the vanguard! Standing here for all the oppressed peoples of the world."
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