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The Strike As the Ultimate Structure Test

Jane McAlevey Catalyst
Steuben’s book remains astonishingly relevant today — which speaks both to the enduring facts of employment relations in capitalism, as well as to the efficacy of Steuben’s strategic perspective.

A Labor Movement 2020 Election Strategy

Rand Wilson and Peter Olney Organizing Upgrade
Absent a bold, well-articulated working-class program, labor’s agenda risks being crushed by the Democratic Party’s traditional pro-corporate and discredited neo-liberal ideology.

Mourn Stanley Hill, 1st Black Leader of DC 37

Richard Steier The Chief-Leader
Stanley Hill rose through the ranks of District Council 37. He became its first black executive director but was forced to resign when the union was rocked by a corruption scandal involving some of his closest aides and political allies.

Black Workers had Long History with Fed Jobs Before Shutdown

Corey Williams The Atlanta Voice
The shutdown that ended Friday left an especially painful toll for African-Americans who make up nearly 20 percent of the federal workforce and historically have been on the low end of the government pay scale.

Mexican Workers Are Engaging in Wildcat Strikes at the Border

Kent Paterson In These Times
Catalyzed by the Mexican government’s minimum wage hike in the northern border zone, wildcat protests in Mexico’s assembly-for-export industry, or maquiladoras, greeted the first weeks of the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (A

Uber Wins Big in NLRB SuperShuttle Decision

Alison Griswold Quartz
If SuperShuttle drivers, with all their restrictions and prohibitions, aren’t employees in the eyes of a Republican NLRB, then Uber’s case before that same board is no longer a question mark. It’s a slam dunk.

Union Membership in the U.S. Hit Record Low in 2018

Irina Ivanova CBS
The drop continues a trend that except for a pause during the 2008 financial crisis, has been ongoing since the 1980s, when the share of organized labor was roughly double what it is today.