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This Is What Happens When Workers Don’t Control Their Own Lives

Jamelle Bouie New York Times
For a vast majority of Americans democracy ends when work hours begin. Most people in this country are subject, as workers, to the nearly unmediated authority of their employers, which can discipline, sanction or fire them for nearly any reason

UC Recognizes Student Researchers United Union of 17K Workers

Emma Taila The Daily Californian
“This is the single biggest new union filing in any industry, definitely this year if not this decade,” said UC Berkeley student researcher Tanzil Chowdhury. “Seventeen thousand new workers just joined the labor movement, which is historic.”

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California Inks Contract with New 40,000-member Child Care Union

BY DON THOMPSON Associated Press
Some 40,000 child-care workers across the state will receive a 15 percent raise in their new contract. The contract settlement coincided with a state budget agreement to fund 200,000 child-care slots over five years.
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