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Unions Split as Bitter U.S. Campaign Exposes Divergent Agendas

Tim Jones and Mark Niquette Bloomberg
The split amid an unexpectedly contentious Democratic primary season has exposed contrasting agendas in organized labor. Trade unionists are exercised by international deals, which they blame for the loss of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs. Service workers less affected by globalization advocate collective-bargaining rights and wage protection.

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Will Labor Back Bernie?

Elizabeth Mahony and Rand Wilson Jacobin
The movement for labor to endorse Bernie Sanders is part of an effort to bring political decision-making back to the rank-and-file.

How “Brother” Bernie Is Making Labor’s Day

Steve Early Portside
Whether he wins or loses, Sanders is already helpfully tapping into rank-and-file discontent about who gets to decide what in our unions. While other big union endorsements of Clinton may soon be announced, the Labor Day buzz—at the grassroots, in early primary states—is largely about Bernie.
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