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We Can Do Better Than Amazon

Barbara Bowen Clarion
Governor Cuomo loves to enjoin us to think big about spending billions on infrastructure. He and Mayor de Blasio were prepared to commit $3 billion to Amazon. But no investment would repay New York more than a major investment in CUNY.

Rutgers Faculty and Grads Win Historic Contract!

Rutgers AAUP-AFT Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Nearly 5,000 full-time faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, won a tentative agreement on the brink of a strike.

As Strike Goes on, Impact on Stop & Shop is Increasing

Katie Johnston Boston Globe
Inside stores, shortages are evident. Meat and produce are rapidly disappearing from shelves, and aren’t being replaced because truck drivers in the Teamsters union are refusing to cross the picket line.

California Teachers on the March: An Interview with Joel Jordan

Johanna Brenner Solidarity
Joel Jordan is a retired teacher activist who spent many years organizing with the Los Angeles teachers’ union (UTLA) before relocating to Oakland where he helps coordinate the California Alliance for Community Schools.

UAW Announces New Election at Volkswagen

Chris Brooks Labor Notes
On Tuesday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) filed for an election to represent all 1,709 of the plant’s hourly employees, requesting that the election be held on April 29 and 30.

The Silent Death of Workers in India

Víctor M. Olazábal Equal Times
India's labor market primarily operates within the informal sector and is fraught with the most precarious of conditions, but in an environment where workers can lose their jobs for speaking out, most keep quiet to survive.

A Real Green New Deal Means Class Struggle

Keith Brower Brown, Jeremy Gong, Matt Huber and Jamie Munro Jacobin
If we want a Green New Deal that can take on climate change, we need to challenge powerful business interests.