Tuesday, August 26, 1997

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    Teamster president Ron Carey may have just led 185,000 workers to a historic victory over UPS management. However, his toughest battles may be just around the corner.


    This past Saturday marked a milestone in US history. On that day 70 years ago — August 23, 1927 — Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartalomeo Vanzetti were executed. At the time, the case of Sacco and Vanzetti was the most celebrated and contested trial in US history and, arguably, it remains so to this day.

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