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“Lunch Ladies” Are Tired of Being Underpaid and Overlooked

Nora De La COur Jacobin
Cafeteria staff make learning and healthy development possible by providing balanced meals to kids who otherwise might not get them. In return, they bring home some of the lowest earnings of the generally underpaid K–12 workforce.

The Great Job Resignation

Kim Parker and Juliana Menasce Horowitz Pew Research
Majority of workers who quit a job in 2021 cite low pay, no opportunities for advancement, feeling disrespected.

Megadeals Roil Video Game Worker Unionization Efforts

Katie Kikenny The Hollywood Reporter
Drawing of workers in front of a sign that says UNIONIZE!
A spate of acquisitions, including Microsoft’s $68.7 billion deal for Activision Blizzard, marks a flashpoint among organizers looking to make inroads in a mostly nonunion industry.