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Union Organizing Efforts Rise in First Half of Year

David Harrison and Heather Haddon The Wall Street Journal
The union push comes as public opinion about organized labor is the most positive in decades. A Gallup poll last year found that 68% of Americans approve of unions, the highest share since 1965.

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Biden Labor Task Force Aims at Federal Purchasing, Agency Moves

Ben Penn Bloomberg Law
A task force is exploring how to boost union organizing and clout. Talks have included leveraging federal purchasing to steer agency contracts to companies with unionized labor or that otherwise promote workers’ rights.

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How Harvard Aims to Muzzle Unions

Walter Johnson The New York Review of Books
Over months of contract bargaining, Harvard reached common ground with the union on some issues. But over the course of a recent strike, the university began to lash out in punitive and ominous ways.

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Supreme Court Decision Greatly Reduces Worker Protections

Moshe Marvit and Leo Gertner The Century Foundation
The Supreme Court's Epic Systems denies workers the right under the National Labor Relations Act to challenge wage theft, racial and sexual discrimination, or other concerns. Together with the expected anti-union Janus Decision, this constitutes a one-two punch against unions and workers' rights.
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