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You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
                                                      -Mother Jones

Monday June 29, 1903
San Francisco, California - Solidarity between men and women yields strike victory!

An agreement has been reached between the striking Bindery Women's Union and their employers. Claiming victory, the women returned to work this morning. The Union Women won the wage scale of $10 that they were demanding. The men of the Bookbinders Union have been striking in sympathy with the Women's Union. When news of this victory reached them, they declared their sympathy strike off, and they also returned to work this morning.

SOURCE
San Francisco Chronicle
-of June 28, 1903

Sunday June 29, 1913
West Virginia - Miners of the New River Coalfield May Strike on Tuesday

The soft coal miners of the New River field may go out on strike on Tuesday.
The demands are:
1. To be paid every two weeks rather than monthly.
2. To be paid by the short ton (2000 pounds), rather than by the long ton (2240                  
    pounds.)
3. Company mine guards must be abolished.

SOURCE
The New York Times
-of June 29, 1913
http://select.nytimes.com/...

Saturday June 29, 2013
From the Pakistan Daily Times "US move to cut trade privileges ‘shocking’: Bangladesh"

A furious Bangladesh on Friday criticised a “shocking” decision by the United States to cut trade privileges after a deadly garment factory collapse, insisting it had taken concrete action to improve safety.

In his announcement that Bangladesh was losing its duty-free trade privileges, US President Barack Obama said the Dhaka government had failed to protect the fundamental rights of workers...

“Bangladesh’s government was given plenty of time to improve labour safety and rights before the US cut GSP privileges. Even a series of disasters could not wake it up from slumber,” Kalpona Akter, head of the Bangladesh Center of Worker Solidarity, told AFP.

“It was only after the Rana Plaza tragedy that it took some action ... but many of the moves are cosmetic. Some clauses of the amended labour laws are anti-worker and labour leaders continue to face harassment.”

Read full article here:
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/...

Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity
http://www.solidaritycenter.org/...

International Labor Rights Forum/Sweatfree
http://www.laborrights.org/...

Friends of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity on Facebook
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The Internationale

The Internationale in 47 languages
Written by: Eugène Pottier - Paris, June 1871
Music by: Pierre Degeyter - 1888

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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