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Biden Forges Ahead with His Pro-Union Agenda on Several Fronts

Maegan Vazquez CNN
President Biden's statement on Tuesday urging the U.S. House of Representatives to approve the Protecting the Right to Organize Act follows his earlier support for workers who want to organize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.

International Working Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day (originally International Working Women's Day), we offer a few contributions about the history of the day, photos from around the world, and a comic.

Senate Approves Sweeping Coronavirus Measure

Jordain Carney The Hill
Because no Republicans were expected to vote for the bill, Schumer needed every senator in his 50-member caucus to support the legislation in order to push it through the Senate.

Looking for John Sweeney - A Correction

Kim Scipes Portside
John Sweeney with others at a march.
The death of AFL-CIO President John Sweeney has evoked examinations of his legacy. One can praise the good things but its important to address the bad things so we can have a more accurate understanding of his time.

Women Lead, Resist and Thrive – Even in the Midst of Crises

Heather Elaydi and Ayushi Kalyan Equal Times
Ahead of International Women’s Day, we remind governments, and all actors in humanitarian contexts, that aligning domestic law and policy to international standards is not enough. Rights women have on paper must be reflected in their everyday lives.

Here's Why 2021 Could Be a Big Year for Labor Unions

Alicia Wallace CNN Business
The pandemic has put a spotlight on workers' rights issues and accelerated an organizing movement that's been slowly building in recent years — with actions such as the teachers' strikes in 2018 and the Fight for $15 movement.

Tyson Poultry Workers Say Their Bosses Have No Regard for Their Lives

Jason Ramirez/Alex N. Press Jacobin
AN INTERVIEW WITH JASON RAMIREZ Few industries in the United States expose workers to COVID-19 at higher rates than the meatpacking and food processing sector. We spoke with a worker at a Tyson poultry plant in Arkansas about his fear of getting sick