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Why The Seattle General Strike Of 1919 Should Inspire A New Generation Of Labor Activists
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It’s a good lesson for striking teachers, activists at Google and participants in the Women’s March.
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As Tech Employees Party, Contract Workers Get Left Out
Holiday party invitations show which workers are valued by the company — and which aren’t.
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Trump Wants To Call The Shutdown A 'Strike.' He Has It Completely Backward.
If anything, the president should call it a lockout.
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Unions Helped Beat Scott Walker And Bruce Rauner, But Only After The Damage Was Done
The two GOP governors weakened the labor movement in ways that will be felt for years, perhaps even decades.
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Ryanair Sacks Cabin Crew For Allegedly Faking Photo Of Sleeping On Airport Floor
The airline has said the actions had caused an "irreparable breach of trust."
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UPS Drivers Voted Down Their Union Contract, But The Teamsters Are Ratifying It Anyway
UPS drivers were already divided over a plan to create a two-tier pay system, but the way it was passed has made things even more contentious.
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The Food Industry Has Been Notoriously Hard To Organize. Could These Tactics Bring It New Life?
These organizing tactics aren't traditional, but they are helping unions make some headway in the food and drink industry.
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Amazon Called For Raising The Minimum Wage. Republicans Say It's Fine As It Is, Thanks.
With the GOP in control, a hike by Congress doesn't seem any more likely today than it did five years ago.
Amazon Raises Minimum Wage To $15
Jeff Bezos is raising Amazon’s minimum wage to $15 in the U.S. and U.K., but what about the controversy over working conditions in other countries?
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Nike Hikes Pay For Over 7,000 Following Complaints Over Inequality
Both men and women will see their pay adjusted.
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Supreme Court Conservatives Crush Workers, Again
Leo W. Gerard
Right-wingers are pushing America back toward an era when workers had no rights.
Capitalism Is The Reason Your Employer Is Screwing You Over
Richard D. Wolff
, Guest Writer
The answer: worker cooperatives.
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New Study Finds Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Eager To Organize, Despite Challenges
Eight out of 10 ride-hailing drivers in LA said they would like to join an organization that would help them press for better pay and working conditions.
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The Las Vegas Union That Learned To Beat The House
Made up mostly of women and Latino members, the powerful Culinary Workers Union has proven that organized labor can thrive where it's supposed to fail.
Work Is Our Religion And It's Failing Us
Our belief in the everlasting creation of new work is one of history’s all-time utopian dreams.
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Chicago Tribune Newsroom Overwhelmingly Supports Unionization
In emails sent Tuesday, the organizing committee revealed 85 percent support for unionization among the newsrooms making up the Guild.
Kentucky Governor Delivers Half-Hearted Apology Following Comments On Sexual Abuse
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued a half-hearted apology after saying that the state’s teachers’ strike left students vulnerable to sexual abuse.
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Record Number Of Oklahomans Filing To Run For Office During Teacher Walkout
Grassroots enthusiasm could have long-lasting implications in the red states where teachers are revolting.
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In Historic Move, Chicago Tribune Staffers Prepare To Unionize
The paper's corporate overlords at Tronc have stood firmly opposed to unions in the past.
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Oklahoma Teachers Prepare For Walkout As Red State Revolt Spreads
State legislators fast-tracked a pay raise bill to avoid closures, but teachers say it doesn't come close to adequately funding schools.
West Virginia Teachers Go On Strike
West Virginia teachers are demand increased pay and more funding for schools to help retain teachers.
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How The LA Times Union Won
"The days of the newsroom passively standing by while management did whatever they wanted are over."
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The Conventional Wisdom On How Long 'Normal' Labor Takes Is All Wrong
It can take a long time, and that's perfectly healthy.
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Democratic National Committee To Start Paying Its Interns
The party of worker rights figures it's time to take a higher road on internships.
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