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The Case For Sectoral Bargaining Is Now Stronger Than Ever

Hamilton Nolan In These Times
Even if sectoral bargaining would not magically produce perfect unions with perfect solidarity, it would give unions the access they need to build those perfect unions by creating sector-wide labor groups.

Today’s Labor News & Commentary

Rund Khayyat onlabor
OSHA rolled back its previous announcement that it would functionally leave federal safety regulations unenforced by refraining from government investigation of corona-related health and safety complaints.

Solidarity Helps Seafarers on Cruise Ships

ILWU Dispatcher
Seafarers were in a precarious situation long before the COVID-19 crisis struck early this year. Many workers are now stranded on ships at sea, and others are afraid to return home for fear of losing their jobs in the future.

Another Big Job-Loss Wave Looms: State and City Workers

By Mark Trumbull Staff writer, Timmy Broderick Contributor, Lee A. Dean Contributor The Christian Science Monitor
Just as in the Great Recession, a steep downturn in the private sector is poised to cause big job losses in state and local governments.

Kick the Boss Out of the Doctor's Office

Shaun Richman In These Times
Moving to a single-payer system could enable more unions to win excellent healthcare through group practice clinics for their members—an essential next step after winning universal access to care.