The workers, members of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, have been negotiating a contract at the Post for more than a year now and are frustrated that their successful efforts to improve the Post are not being recognized. Despite doubling digital subscriptions and boosting online traffic, Post workers have gotten nowhere in their quest for raises, equal pay, retirement benefits, and job security. “It’s been more than a year,” the workers said in a video released last week. “We deserve more and we deserve better.”
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Here’s today's labor history: On this date in 1943, striking African American auto workers were attacked by KKK, National Workers League, and armed white workers at Belle Isle amusement park in Detroit. Two days of riots followed, during which 34 people were killed, and more than 1,300 arrested. Hear more on this week’s Labor History Today podcast, available on your favorite podcast platform, just search for Union City Radio.
Today’s labor quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt, who said:
"Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run it is easier."
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