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Labor’s Uphill Battle

Lauren Kaori Gurley New York Review of Books
Enthusiasm for strikes, walkouts, sick-outs, and pickets has surged. A new, progressive wing of the Democratic Party, represented by young women of color like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar—has won the enthusiasm of millions of young people.

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Grad Students Who Sign Up To Unionize Are Getting Put On Election Duty

Cora Lewis BuzzFeed News
The August decision by the National Labor Relations Board to allow grad students to organize is going to help boost the youth vote for Hillary Clinton. The Service Employees International Union is using them for voter registration drives on 45 campuses in 16 states.

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U.S. Labor Board: Graduate Students at Private Colleges Can Unionize

Robert Iafolla Reuters
The National Labor Relations Board's decision on Columbia University graduate students seeking to unionize only applies to private colleges. Organizing rights for graduate students at public colleges depend on each state's labor laws. Graduate students have formed unions in more than a dozen states.
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