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115,000 Railroad Workers Are Weighing a National Strike

Jeff Schuhrke Jacobin
US labor law is designed to prevent railroad strikes like the kind that shook America in the past. But the constant cuts to staffing levels and erosion of conditions for rail workers could produce a national rail walkoff by September.

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Recent Books of Note for Labor Activists

Labor Notes staff Labor Notes
A number of veteran organizers and labor journalists are publishing books this year that will be of interest to Labor Notes readers. Many of them participated in a "Meet the Author" session at the recent Labor Notes Conference.

David Moberg, 1943–2022

Peter Dreier The Nation
For over half a century his reports on the labor movement, in The Nation and elsewhere, were a model of activist journalism.

Dodger Stadium Concession Workers Threaten an All-Star Strike

Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele Capital & Main
When it comes to wages, baseball’s billionaires give stadium workers peanuts. Yet since 2011, the teams’ average value has tripled — from $523 million ($680 million in today’s dollars) to $2.1 billion.

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?

Abolition Democracy’s Forgotten Founder

Robin D. G. Kelley Boston Review
While W. E. B. Du Bois praised an expanding penitentiary system, T. Thomas Fortune called for investment in education and a multiracial, working-class movement.

Tidbits – March 24, 2022 – Reader Comments: Ukraine War; Ketanji Brown Jackson; War of Aggression or ‘Military Intervention’; Clarence Thomas and Jan 06; Triangle Factory Fire; Labor Media Coverage; Starbucks Organizing; Martin Luther King; More

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Reader Comments: Ukraine War; Ketanji Brown Jackson; War of Aggression or 'Military Intervention'; Nuclear weapons; Clarence Thomas and Jan 06 Coup; Triangle Factory Fire; Labor Media Coverage; Starbucks Organizing; Martin Luther King; Announcements

Tidbits – March 24, 2022 – Reader Comments: War in Ukraine; Take Action – Support Peace Talks Now!; Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson; “The Godfather”; Labor Secretary Pro-Labor?; Labor and Russian War on Ukraine Webinar; Rudy Lozano; More…

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Reader Comments: War in Ukraine; Take Action - Support Peace Talks Now!; Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Senate hearing; "The Godfather"; Labor Secretary Who Is Pro-Labor?; Labor and the Russian War on Ukraine WebinarRudy Lozano; more....
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