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The Powerful New Idea in Elizabeth Warren’s Labor Platform

Shaun Richman In These Times
The biggest innovation in Warren’s platform is a private right of action in the federal courts against employers. The biggest disappointment of Warren’s labor plan is her studious avoidance of a just cause right to your job, as Sanders has proposed.

Southern Worker Strikes Show The Power of Solidarity

Connor Harney Liberation News
49,000 United Auto Worker members went on strike on Sept. 16 against General Motors, in the largest walkout there since 2007. While most plants are in the Midwest, they are also in Texas, Kentucky, Kansas, Tennessee and Missouri.

Canadian Unions and a Green New Deal

Chloe Rockarts RankandFile.CA
The role of unions in building towards a just transition must fit the scale of the crisis. Labour has an opportunity to use the platform of a Green New Deal to demand publicly owned services and large-scale job creation.

Miami Herald Employees Announce Union Drive

Jerry Iannelli Miami Herald
Herald employees say they plan to organize for better salaries and working conditions — and, in essence, fight back when the company announces its next round of seemingly never-ending cutbacks.

Do Rank-and-File Workers Support Sanders or Warren?

Chris Brooks Organizing Upgrade
Just like in any union organizing drive, the Sanders campaign can win only if there is enough on-the-ground organizing to have one-on-one conversations that can move voters beyond their fear, uncertain, and doubt.