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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

A New Union Rises in the South

Kelly Candaele Capital and Main
The Union of Southern Service Workers is organizing food service, retail and health care workers through direct action against low wages and historical racism.

After Floyd

Austin McCoy The Baffler
If you can’t rein in the police, you can’t save democracy

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Yale Agrees to First Graduate Union Election in Three Decades

Megan Vaz and Miranda Wollen Yale Daily News
The university’s statement affirms it will honor Local 33’s petition for an official election via secret ballot while maintaining a commitment to academic supervisors’ freedom to express opinions on unionization.

Using Policy To Reorganize Power

GEORGE GOEHL, LAUREN JACOBS The American Prospect
Even the best structural reforms will not succeed without aggressive organizing.

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Starbucks Denies Firing Houston Worker for Union Organizing

Ariana Garcia Chron.com
Starbucks workers at Houston's first unionized store held an unfair labor practices strike on Saturday to demand the reinstatement of a worker they say was fired in retaliation for leading unionizing efforts.

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Recent Books of Note for Labor Activists

Labor Notes staff Labor Notes
A number of veteran organizers and labor journalists are publishing books this year that will be of interest to Labor Notes readers. Many of them participated in a "Meet the Author" session at the recent Labor Notes Conference.

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The Upstart Union Challenging Starbucks

E. Tammy Kim The New Yorker
Baristas nationwide are remarkably organized. Is the company’s C.E.O., Howard Schultz, using firings, store closures, and legal delays to thwart them?
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