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Strikes and a Boycott Win a Better Deal From Macy’s

Lisa Xu Labor Notes
Local 3000 is the largest local in the UFCW with 50,000 members in grocery, retail, and health care. It has been the most prominent local advocating reform of the union, backing the campaign by Essential Workers for Democracy (EW4D).

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A Toxic Fog of Complacency…

Bob Hennelly Work-Bites
How can a supposed superpower that spends billions of dollars of borrowed money on its military remain clueless about the clear and present danger to its essential workforce from wildfires burning for weeks just north of our border.

Why Are So Many Young People Joining Labor Unions?

Paige Oamek The Nation
For May Day, we talked to young workers—in tech, retail, food service, and more—about what brought them to the labor movement. Those under 35 overwhelmingly approve of organized labor—77 percent.

Tidbits – Jan. 12, 2023 – Reader Comments: Today’s McCarthyism in the House; Why Nurses Strike; New York’s Dems and Progressives; How Finland Is Teaching a Generation To Spot Misinformation; Rosa Luxemburg on Revolution; Ukraine Solidarity Network; Cartoo

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Reader Comments: Today's McCarthyism in the House; Why Nurses Strike; New York's Dems and Progressives; How Finland Is Teaching a Generation to Spot Misinformation; Rosa Luxemburg On Revolution; Ukraine Solidarity Network; Cartoons; more...

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The Fire She Fights

Jane LaTour New York Labor History Association
Women working in the blue-collar “nontraditional” occupations, traditionally occupied by men, have been writing about their experiences, contributing to our knowledge of “the hidden history of affirmative action.” Here is such a story.

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‘This Is Our Time’: How Women Are Taking Over the Labor Movement

Chabeli Carrazana, The 19th USA Today
Over the course of the pandemic, the vast majority of essential workers were women. The vast majority of those who lost their jobs in the pandemic were women. And now the vast majority of those organizing their workplaces are women.

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The Big Quit

Alice Herman Progressive Magazine
A national labor phenomenon known as “The Great Resignation,” or “The Big Quit,” began to take hold in January 2021 and has since grown. Millions have left their jobs.
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