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Despite Controversy, Rail Workers Are Winning Paid Sick Leave

Paul Garver and Eli Gerzon Working Mass
Freight rail corporations, which appeared triumphant at the end of 2022 after successfully using the blackmail threat that a rail strike would cripple the U.S. economy, then faced blowback from the negative consequences of their political victories.


Wabtec Train Manufacturing Workers Are on Strike

Alex N. Press Jacobin
Workers at the Wabtec locomotive manufacturing plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, have walked off the job. Their demands get to the heart of bigger questions about the nature of work and the role workers can play in fights like climate change.

Why Biden Must Confront Corporate Employers More Directly

Jon Hiatt onlabor
It is not too late for Biden to use the full powers of his presidency to confront employers who force workers to choose between protecting their health or retaining their jobs — and to challenge them in other matters as well.

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