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May Day Event – Save the Date!

Dear Colleagues, This year your AFT Guild will be joining the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council’s May Day March on Wednesday, May 1st at 3:30 outside the Thomas Jefferson School of Law at 701 ...

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This Week in Labor History: 4/8 – 4/14

April 08 A total of 128 convict miners, leased to a coal company under the state’s shameful convict lease system, are killed in an explosion at the Banner coal mine outside Birmingham, Ala. The miners ...

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AFT Guild “Get Active” Website

Dear AFT Guild Members,   This is a reminder of our new “Get Active” site which is replacing our old paper and electronic newsletters with what we hope is a better format.  Included in our second ...

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This Week in Labor History: 4/1 – 4/7

April 01 Many believe that Cincinnati on this day became the first U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary. Others say no, it was Boston, back in 1678, exact date unknown – 1853 United M ...

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This Week in Labor History: 3/25 – 3/31

March 25 Toronto printers strike for the 9-hour day in what is believed to be Canada’s first major strike – 1872 First “Poor People’s March” on Washington, in which jobless workers demanded crea ...

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This Week in Labor History: 3/18 – 3/24

March 18 Six laborers in Dorset, England—the “Tolpuddle Martyrs”—are banished to the Australian penal colony for seven years for forming a union, the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. Some 8 ...

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