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What to Know About Your Rights to Unionize

KAYLEN RALPH Teen Vogue
Hands holding Kickstarter United OPEIU buttons
As more young people find themselves stuck in precarious jobs with variable hours and benefits, some are turning to unions to help secure their rights.

ILWU President's Message: Response to Massive Fine

William E. Adams ILWU Dispatcher
The ILWU was fined $93.6 million over a labor dispute in Oregon, a sum which could bankrupt the union. Union President Adams explains that the ILWU will fight the judgement in court and will continue to defend its members, no matter the outcome.

The Working Class Battles The Man in Harvard Strike

Adrian Walker The Boston Globe
In its first week, the strike drew support from colleagues in the labor movement. Some deliveries of supplies were halted when UPS workers refused to cross the picket line. Construction workers at Harvard Medical School stopped working on a facade.

In Wisconsin, the Teamsters Faced a Revolt from Below

Alice Herman In These Times
Sampson and her colleagues ran a campaign to elect a new slate of officials to head the Teamsters local. The slate, which called itself Rebuild 695 and was comprised mostly of Madison Metro Transit employees, came 96 votes short.