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CP Lockout Ends but Business Propaganda Continues

Jeremy Appel rankandfile.ca
When is a lockout a strike? When corporate media says so. The corporate media will always defer to corporate interests because those are the interests that pay its bill. As a result, labour concerns are usually either downplayed or ignored. 

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Let's Find Alternatives to Striking

Rasmus Hästbacka and Kristian Falk Organizing Work
Authors from the Swedish syndicalist union SAC caution against the “romanticization” of strikes and argue workers must re-learn how to build pressure within the workplace.

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Labor's Last Stand

Garret Keizer Harper's Magazine
Unions must either demand a place at the table or be part of the meal

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Heartbreaking and Hidden: The Lockout Offensive by Employers

Linda Briskin Our Times
Employers use lockouts to weaken unions. Lockouts sabotage the functioning of the union-management relationship, and they undermine standard and secure jobs in favour of more precariousness. Lockouts are also sometimes used to shift production from one plant or country to another, as well as to close unionized plants.

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For Unions, Sometimes a Lockout Is Better Than a Strike

Peter Olney Labor Notes
Whether you’re expecting a strike or lockout, the steps are similar—and there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Union-busting law firms pass around the same employer playbook. Our side has rich experience in preparation. Ask for advice and help from combatants who’ve been through a strike or a lockout and emerged victorious.
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