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    Today's Labor History

    The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel. The newspaper was quoting a typesetter while reporting on replacement workers who had agreed to work for two-thirds of the going rate - 1830

    "The laborers on the Cape Cod ship canal refuse to work and say they will not return until better food is provided." No further details were offered in this Trenton Times report - 1884
     
    A four-month UAW strike at General Motors ends with a new contract. The strikers were trying to make up for the lack of wage hikes during World War II - 1946

    - compiled/edited by David Prosten at Union Communication Services

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  • HASC Markup
    Posted On: May 11, 2018

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    Below are the 2 amendments to the 2019 NDAA that Shea-porter put forward during markup on Wednesday. Both passed as part of a package of amendments agreed upon by both the majority and minority members of the personnel subcommittee prior to markup. So there was no debate during the markup hearing.

    Even though Dan and I worked closely with Shea-Porter’s staff on the amendment language I am still nervous about the actual language of the amendments that is in the markup. Once the Full HASC report is published we will know more.

    I will be working the Senate personnel subcommittee members staffs leading up to the SASC markup on the 23rd in an attempt to get the language into the SASC markup.

    Although this language is now in the HASC markup it still must survive when the 2019 NDAA goes to the full House for debate, amendments and a final vote. I am sure allies of NGB in Congress may try and get these amendments stricken from the final bill. So our work is not done in the House yet either.

    Military Personnel

    EB5

    161

    Shea-Porter

    Prevents dual-status military technicians who reach their time-in-service end date from losing their jobs due to separation from military service

    passed

    Military Personnel

    EB5

    162

    Shea-Porter

    Would designate dual-status military-technician positions that were converted to Title 5 in the FY17-18 NDAAs as competitive, not excepted, service positions

    passed


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