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In a Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?

Noam Scheiber New York Times
Last year, the number of workers who participated in significant strikes soared to nearly 500,000, its highest point since the mid-1980s, while the total duration of such strikes reached a 15-year high.

The Ghost of Jimmy Hoffa Won’t Go Away

Steve Early Jacobin
Martin Scorsese’s new film The Irishman continues Hollywood’s obsession with the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. We’re more concerned with what happened to Teamster working conditions under his son, James P. Hoffa.

Global Left Midweek - October 2, 2019

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Program Proposal for the European Left, Labor and the Climate Movement, Week 2 of the Strike, Fury in Haiti, UK Labour Moves Left, Indian Left's Dilemma, Egypt Unrest, Cuba Conference

Americans Deserve Safer Jobs

Matt Sedlar CEPR Blue Collar Jobs Tracker
There are thousands of accidents across the United States every year that could be prevented by stronger safety and health regulations and enforcement.

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Americans Are Starting to Love Unions Again

Meagan Day Jacobin
Labor union approval is now higher than at nearly any point in the last 50 years. The reasons: shit pay, teacher strikes, and Bernie Sanders.
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