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In Midst of FairPoint Strike, Unnamed Company Luring Telecom Workers to New England with $300,000 Offer

 In “confidential” job posting on Monster.com, unidentified company offering telecom workers $5,000-$6,000 a week to come to New England Job ad appears more than a month into strike in which FairPoint has struggled to provide service with unqualified contractors The ad offers a wage that’s more than three times the average salary of striking FairPoint […]

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November 24, 1995

A general strike is called in France to protest Prime Minister Alain Juppe’s plan to increase premiums for healthcare, cut welfare to the unemployed, and make changes to the pension eligibility age for public sector workers. The widespread strike ended in mid-December, when the government agreed to abandon the pension reform part of its plan. […]

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NH DOL Works To End Illegal Misclassification Of Workers

US Labor Department signs agreement with New Hampshire Department of Labor to reduce misclassification of employees Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and the New Hampshire Department of Labor has signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal of protecting the rights of employees by preventing their misclassification as something other than employees, such […]

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November 23, 1903

Determined to the crush the Western Federation of Miners union, Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia to Cripple Creek to provide protection for scabs during a strike by mine and smelter workers. Soldiers rounded up union members and their sympathizers, imprisoned them without any charges, and deported the majority of the union’s leaders. […]

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November 22, 1900

Nearly 3,000 quarry workers in northern Wales walk out of Penrhyn Quarrry on strike over union recognition and other issues and are subsequently locked out for three years. Scabs and police eventually broke the strike and most of the workers returned …

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Wave of Actions by FairPoint Strikers Continues Friday in Manchester

FairPoint strikers converge on company’s Elm Street offices calling for good jobs, quality service, and a Fair Deal for New England Workers escalating their campaign after negotiators from North Carolina-based FairPoint made no movement at meeting earlier this week Manchester protest marks the third major action by FairPoint strikers in two days, following events Thursday […]

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