Workers rights

Learn about the importance of workers' rights and how they protect employees. Discover key information and resources to ensure fair treatment and a safe working environment.
May Day & why unions are important for health & wellbeing. "When workers went on strike at a factory in Chicago on May 3, 1886, police fired into the peacefully assembled crowd, killing four and wounding many others...." Source:  http://jdeanicite.typepad.com/i_cite/2012/04/may-day.html History, Illustrators, Art, Protest Art, Workers Rights, Worker, Hour, Poster, Capitalism

Background to May Day: In 1884, unions declared that eight hours would constitute a legal day’s work from and after May 1, 1886. When workers went on strike at a factory in Chicago on May 3, 1886, police fired into the peacefully assembled crowd, killing four and wounding many others. The workers movement called for a mass rally the next day in Haymarket Square to protest this brutality. The rallyproceeded peacefully until the end when 180 police officers entered the square and ordered the…

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Deborah Nystrom
United Construction Workers Association • 1970s, Seattle, Design, People, American, Scott, University Of Washington, Local Union, Court Judge

The United Construction Workers Association (UCWA) was founded in 1970 by Tyree Scott, an electrician who had become a Seattle civil rights activist. At the request of the American Friends Service Committee, Tyree Scott left the Central Contractors Association which he had created in 1968, … Read MoreUnited Construction Workers Association

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Jada Ashbery