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Labor’s John L. Lewis Moment

Steven Greenhouse, Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Will today’s unions invest big-time in the young workers now beginning to rebuild American labor? Or will they remain AWOL and ensure the movement’s continued decline?

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Power, Wages, and Inequality

Arthur Macewan Dollars and Sense
The American labor market is characterized by high levels of employer power.

Justice Alito’s Invisible Women

Linda Greenhouse New York Times
If a half-century of progress toward a more equal society, painstakingly achieved across many fronts by many actors, can be so easily jettisoned with the wave of a few judicial hands, the problem to worry about isn’t the court’s. It’s democracy’s. It’s ours.

The Poor at the Crossroads

Liz Theoharis Tom Dispatch
The poor are what Dr. King once called “a new and unsettling force” capable of transforming “our complacent national life.”

New York Must Fight for Equity — The Real Kind

Tiffany Cabán New York Daily News
The goal isn’t merely eliminating barriers to ascending the strata, but rather flattening the hierarchy altogether. If “equity” is to be a worthwhile word, it will have to mean de-stratifying the systems that impose sexist and racist hierarchies.

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Young Workers Give Unions New Hope

Dee-Ann Durbin ABC News
Between 2019 and 2021, the overall percentage of U.S. union members stayed flat. But the percentage of workers ages 25-34 who are union members rose from 8.8% to 9.4%, or around 68,000 workers, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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