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STEWARD UPDATE WEEKLY 6/20/18
Posted On: Jun 21, 2018

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Wednesday June 20, 2018

In the current Steward Update newsletter
Worker Wrongly Fired for Following Boss' Instructions
A state auditor was wrongly fired for forwarding alleged budget discrepancies to state legislators even though he had been following his supervisor’s instructions. The supervisor was eventually fired for actions that were in direct violation of department rules and orders from her superiors. An arbitrator ruled the auditor should be reinstated with full back pay, noting that the auditor was following the orders of his direct supervisor.

Labor Quote
Of Ocean Liners & Canoes
“When a handful of yachts become ocean liners while the rest remain lowly canoes, something is seriously amiss.”
—A group of International Monetary Fund economists, warning that the record concentration of income in the hands of the rich may threaten economic growth.

Labor Cartoon
Martin Bucella

Steward Tip
Advising Workers in Trouble
1. Stay Calm: In most instances, the participants are going to be emotionally involved and upset. By being calm yourself, you will help your member calm down.
2. Refer to the Contract and Company Rules: In crisis situations, employees often feel they are being persecuted. Showing workers the relevant rule or contract language helps them understand their options.
3. Write Down What is Happening: Take notes and use your watch to note the time for each entry.
4. Inform, Don’t Instruct: Inform the member of his or her rights, the contract language, and the possible consequences of his or her actions. Do not tell the member what to do. You are there to advise.

—Excerpted from The Union Steward’s Complete Guide (2nd Edition, Updated)

Today in Labor History
  June 20
Birth of Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr - 1848
 
The American Railway Union, headed by Eugene Debs, is founded in Chicago. In the Pullman strike a year later, the union was defeated by federal injunctions and troops, and Debs was imprisoned for violating the injunctions - 1893
 
Henry Ford recognizes the United Auto Workers, signs contract for workers at River Rouge plant - 1941
 
Striking African-American auto workers are attacked by KKK, National Workers League, and armed White workers at Belle Isle amusement park in Detroit. Two days of riots follow, 34 people are killed, more than 1,300 arrested - 1943

(All Labor Has DignityDr. Martin Luther  King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as twin pillars for social reform. As we struggle with the growing inequality between the nation’s wealthy and working classes, this collection of King's speeches on labor rights and economic justice underscore his relevance for today. They help us imagine King anew: as a human rights leader whose commitment to unions and an end to poverty was a crucial part of his civil rights agenda.)
 
The Taft-Hartley Labor Management Relations Act, curbing strikes, is vetoed by President Harry S. Truman. The veto was overridden three days later by a Republican-controlled Congress - 1947
 
Oil began traveling through the Alaska pipeline. Seventy thousand people worked on building the pipeline, history's largest privately-financed construction project - 1977
 
Evelyn Dubrow, described by the New
York Times as organized labor's most prominent lobbyist at the time of its greatest power, dies at age 95. The Int’l Ladies' Garment Workers Union lobbyist once told the Times that "she trudged so many miles around Capitol Hill that she wore out 24 pairs of her size 4 shoes each year." She retired at age 86 - 2006
 
June 21
In England, a compassionate parliament declares that children can't be required to work more than 12 hours a day. And they must have an hour’s instruction in the Christian Religion every Sunday and not be required to sleep more than two in a bed - 1802

(Kids at Work: Your heart will be broken by this exceptional book’s photographs of children at backbreaking, often life-threatening work, and the accompanying commentary by author Russell Freedman. Photographer Lewis Hine—who himself died in poverty in 1940—did as much, and perhaps more, than any social critic in the early part of the 20th century to expose the abuse of children, as young as three and four, by American capitalism.)
 
Ten miners accused of being militant "Molly Maguires" are hanged in Pennsylvania. A private corporation initiated the investigation of the 10 through a private detective agency. A private police force arrested them, and private attorneys for the coal companies prosecuted them. "The state provided only the courtroom and the gallows," a judge said many years later - 1877
 
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the right of unions to publish statements urging members to vote for a specific congressional candidate, ruling that such advocacy is not a violation of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act - 1948
 
An estimated 100,000 unionists and other supporters march in solidarity with striking Detroit News and Detroit Free Press newspaper workers - 1997
 
June 22

A total of 86 passengers on a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus are killed, another 127 injured in a wreck near Hammond, Indiana.  Five days later the dead are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill., in an area set aside as Showmen’s Rest, purchased only a few months earlier by the Showmen’s League of America - 1918
 
Violence erupted during a coal mine strike at Herrin, Ill. A total of 36 were killed, 21 of them non-union miners - 1922


—Compiled and edited by David Prosten. Click here to view this week's complete labor history.

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