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STEWARD UPDATE WEEKLY 7/18/18
Posted On: Jul 18, 2018

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Wednesday July 18, 2018

In the current Steward Update newsletter
17 Years of Past Practice Brings Higher Pay
The arbitrator relied on a seventeen-year practice of paying all faculty a premium rate (called an overload rate) for teaching classes during summer school periods. Using that, he ruled that a college erred in halting the payment of the higher rate to those who normally don’t carry a teaching schedule, such as counselors or librarians. The arbitrator said the contract was silent on whether there could be a lower rate for non-teaching faculty and referred to the past practice and other sections of the contract to make his decision. He ordered the college to resume paying the overload rate to all non-teaching faculty and to make whole any losses faculty suffered during a period from September 2012 to the present.

Labor Quote
Bullies
“Without labor unions, the bullies will continue to win.”
—David Macaray, a Los Angeles playwright and author.

Labor Cartoon
Martha Campbell

Steward Tip
Mobilize Your Members to Make Legislative Gains
Ask your union leadership for help in calling a meeting before or after work, or at lunchtime, to work on a legislative issue that directly affects your members. Examples could include legislation involving fair trade, labor standards, health and safety or a community Living Wage standard. At the meeting explain the issue and ask members to write letters to politicians, sign petitions or do other appropriate tasks. Ask your local leadership for help in getting information on the subject at hand.
—Excerpted from The Union Steward’s Complete Guide (2nd Edition, Updated)

Today in Labor History
July 18
The Brotherhood of Telegraphers begins an unsuccessful 3-week strike against the Western Union Telegraph Co. - 1883
 
Some 35,000 Chicago stockyard workers strike - 1919
 
Hospital workers win 113-day union recognition strike in Charleston, S.C. - 1969
 
July 19
Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, N.Y.  Delegates adopt a Declaration of Women's Rights
and call for women's suffrage - 1848
 
An amendment to the 1939 Hatch Act, a federal law whose main provision prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity, is amended to also cover state and local employees whose salaries include any federal funds - 1940 
 
July 20
New York City newsboys, many so poor that they were sleeping in the streets, begin a 2-week strike. Several rallies drew more than 5,000 newsboys, complete with charismatic speeches by strike leader Kid Blink, who was blind in one eye. The boys had to pay publishers up front for the newspapers; they were successful in forcing the publishers to buy back unsold papers - 1899


Two killed, 67 wounded in Minneapolis truckers' strike—"Bloody Friday" - 1934
 
Postal unions, Postal Service sign first labor contract in the history of the federal government—the year following an unauthorized strike by 200,000 postal workers - 1971


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

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