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Tidbits - Aug. 12, 2021 - Reader Comments: Covid Upsurge; Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered; Trump Planning Next Coup; Remembering Rich Trumka; Andrew Cuomo; Cuba; Ben & Jerry’s Boycott in Occupied Palestinian Territory; Resources, Announcements

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Reader Comments: Covid Upsurge; Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered; Trump Planning for Next Coup; Remembering Rich Trumka; Andrew Cuomo; Cuba; Ben & Jerry’s for Boycott in Occupied Palestinian Territory; Resources, Announcements; and more ...

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Trumka Dies Leaving the American Labor Movement at a Crossroads

Steve Wishnia LaborPress.org
Trumka's death deprives the labor movement of a central figure at a time when a resurgence of union activity has brought hope of undoing the defeats of the past decade and the decline of union membership, particularly in the private sector.

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Behind the Virtuous Façade

Mateo Crossa and James M. Cypher Dollars and Sense
On July 1, 2020, NAFTA was replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The new labor provisions require Mexico to restructure its labor relations system with US oversight. Mexican workers will most likely continue to suffer.

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On Police Reform, the AFL-CIO Has a Lot of Catching Up to Do

Alex N. Press Jacobin
The AFL-CIO’s new report on police reform doesn’t come anywhere close to what’s needed. Written largely from the perspective of police officers, it rejects calls to defund the police, embracing the failed approach of trying to weed out bad apples.
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