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Fear and Loathing Among the Union Busters

Julia Rock The Lever
The tactics suggested by "union avoidance" consultants, such as “old-fashioned captive audience [speeches],” remain the same, with a slightly different twist to match the moment.

Picket Crosses Worker Lines

Hanna Raskin The Food Section
Workers on picket line.
The newly formed Union of Southern Service Workers holds its first strike.

How We Began To Bring the Mail Back

Jamie Partridge Labor Notes
In the 1980s and 1990s, after we secured local contract language against delivery in the dark (“both inefficient and unsafe”), carriers in Portland would bring the mail back, instead of delivering in the dark.