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Friday Nite Videos | March 19, 2021

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Raphael Warnock Gives FIRST Speech From the Senate Floor. Rep. Grace Meng Says Asian Americans Have Been “Screaming Out for Help.” Inside the Fight to Unionize an Amazon Facility. Q: Into the Storm. The Biggest Deficit You’ve Never Heard Of.

Amazon, Labor Law, and the Biden Presidency

Martin Halpern Portside
The presidency of Joe Biden represents an opportunity for the alliance of unions and a Democratic president to come to the aid of workers seeking more income, a greater say in their workplaces, and improved health and security.

Pension Bills Have Always Been Bipartisan. Not Anymore.

Joshua Gotbaum Brookings
Pension legislation historically has been bipartisan—and it very well might be again in the future. After more than a decade of failed efforts, the retirement security of 1.5 million Americans and their families, finally, took priority.

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Unions Fracture Over Climate

Debra Kahn, Samantha Maldonado and Catherine Boudreau Politico
This week, we explore the tug of war between protecting union jobs and the transition to a cleaner economy.

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Seattle’s General Strike 100 Years Ago Shows Us Hope for Today

Jeff Johnson Labor Notes
An epochal general strike of workers in Seattle a century ago was not just an event in labor history but a testament to what workers can achieve when they organize. The book under review charts sharp lessons for today.

Tidbits - July 30, 2020 - Reader Comments: Democracy Threatened by Trump's Occupation Army; Chicago's Broad Opposition; Labor's Boycott Strategy; Health Effects of Tear Gas; What We Can Learn from Vietnam; No more Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki!; more

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Reader Comments: Democracy Threatened by Trump's Occupation Army; Chicago's Broad Opposition; Labor's Boycott Strategy; Health Effects of Tear Gas; What We Can Learn from Vietnam; No more Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki!; Women’s Suffrage; more....
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