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The Yellow Vests and the Erosion of Trade Union Strength

Ben Chacko Morning Star
The emergence of the Yellow Vests showed the absence of the left and labor from large parts of France. Trade unions are still essential to protect workers. But a theoretical need for unions doesn't guarantee that they will be effective.

Sports Illustrated Staffers Become Latest to Try to Unionize

Kathryn Hopkins WWD
The 2019 trend of newsrooms unionizing shows no sign of running out of steam as a new year begins.The latest is Sports Illustrated, with the majority of its staff revealing today that they intend to form a union with the NewsGuild of New York

Take My Benefits—Please!

Mark Dudzic New Politics
Employment-based Health Care Has Become an Anchor Around the Neck of the U.S. Working Class

Linda Silas Announces Bid to Lead Canadian Labour Congress

David Climenhaga Rabble.Ca
"I grew up in a union town that lost everything. I've met with neighbours who have experienced setbacks that last a generation. I've seen how important it is for struggling workers to see the hope that comes from our movement."