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Class Consciousness Comes to America

Karen Nussbaum The American Prospect
Even in Trump country, pro-union sentiment is rising. But can labor and its allies turn that sentiment into power?

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What Now for Unions?

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Republicans on and off the bench are moving to kill unions. But millennials—the most pro-union generation since the 1930s—may yet find a way to organize.

Tidbits - March 22, 2018 - Reader Comments: Iraq War - 15 Years Later; Industrial Policy or Tariffs, Teachers; Prisons; Iran War?; Readers Debate Churchill, Stalin; Puerto Rico; Social Movements; Remembering Sharpeville; and more....

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Millennials, White-Collar Workers Bringing New Life to Unions

Katie Johnston Boston Globe
Workers across many industries are increasingly banding together and standing up against management as part-time and contract work grows, automation amps up, and wages barely budge, labor observers say. Silicon Valley tech workers have started a coalition to unite.

Let the Kids Lead

Mike Males Yes! Magazine
demonstration made up of young people Younger people consistently see human rights—racial, immigrant, gender, LGBT—as important and uncontroversial.

FML: The Millennial Story

Michael Hobbes Huffington Post
Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression.
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