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California Inks Contract with New 40,000-member Child Care Union

BY DON THOMPSON Associated Press
Some 40,000 child-care workers across the state will receive a 15 percent raise in their new contract. The contract settlement coincided with a state budget agreement to fund 200,000 child-care slots over five years.

McDonald’s and the Failed Promise of Black Capitalism

Sabrina Alli Jacobin
McDonald’s has long portrayed itself as a champion of black uplift through black ownership of its franchises. But McDonald’s version of black capitalism, like the idea of black capitalism as a whole, has only ever benefited the few, not the many.