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Reparations Economics 101

Bob Hennelly Salon
Once we start mapping the brutality - always an organizing principle of capitalism - it will be difficult to stop.

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IKEA Workers Vote To Join Machinists union

Staff Fightback News
A group of 186 distribution center workers at IKEA distribution centers in Joliet and Minooka, Illinois voted June 19 and 20 to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

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BuzzFeed News Is Part of a Union Wave at Digital Media Outlets

Marc Tracy The New York Times
Expertise in the language of the internet is part of what has made BuzzFeed a digital giant. Now members of the website’s news staff are using their fluency in digital culture to pressure their employer to come to the bargaining table.

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Portside Labor Awarded Labor Communicator of the Year

Carl Ginsburg; Kurt Stand; Jay Schaffner Portside
Metro New York Labor Communications Council held its annual convention on May 10 at IBT Local 237. The Communicators of the Year award was presented to the Portside Labor collective. Portside Labor has been a vital resource for the labor community.

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America Has a Permanent Temp Worker Problem

David Van Arsdale The Indypendent
worker loooking at computer screen Over the last few decades, the employee-employer relationship has been hollowed-out...by the staffing industry and businesses that want to “hire” workers without the regulations and obligations that come with officially employing them.

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Why the UAW Lost Again in Chattanooga

Chris Brooks Labor Notes
Those losses are the result of highly sophisticated and intense anti-union campaigns by employers, business groups, and politicians. They are also the result of the unsophisticated, shallow organizing approach of the UAW.
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