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Union Organizing Efforts Rise in First Half of Year

David Harrison and Heather Haddon The Wall Street Journal
The union push comes as public opinion about organized labor is the most positive in decades. A Gallup poll last year found that 68% of Americans approve of unions, the highest share since 1965.

When Workers Lose Abortion Rights, the Boss Gains a Bargaining Chip

Alex N. Press Jacobin
The Supreme Court’s attack on abortion rights will strengthen employers seeking to maintain their unilateral power over workers within and outside the workplace. Luckily, the labor movement knows that abortion rights are workers’ rights.

Paying It Forward

1199 Magazine 1199 Magazine
With 1199SEIU being the largest union in New York City, it is not too surprising that both Chris Smalls and Anjelika Maldonado’s mothers were 1199 members.

“The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”

Frederick Douglass The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Volume II
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass gave this speech in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852. Some now give this speech the title, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"

Amazon Is No Friend of Its Workers Who Served As Soldiers

Suzanne Gordon Steve Early Jasper Craven Jacobin
Amazon is posing as a friend to veterans who need jobs when they return home from military service — while mistreating those veterans just as brutally as any other Amazon worker.