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How Starbucks Workers Won in Mesa

Saurav Sarkar Labor Notes
Starbucks Workers United (SWU) won its third store election February 28 in Mesa, Arizona. The vote was an overwhelming 25-3.

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Young Workers Give Unions New Hope

Dee-Ann Durbin ABC News
Between 2019 and 2021, the overall percentage of U.S. union members stayed flat. But the percentage of workers ages 25-34 who are union members rose from 8.8% to 9.4%, or around 68,000 workers, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Right to Work has Failed to Live up to Conservative Hype

Rick Haglund Michigan Advance
The annual decline in the number of union members actually slowed after the a right-to-work law in Michigan took effect in 2013. And membership grew to 604,000 in 2020 from 589,000 in 2019. 

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How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic

Jane Mayer The New Yorker
The secretive titan behind one of America’s largest poultry companies, who is also one of the President’s top donors, is ruthlessly leveraging the coronavirus crisis—and his vast fortune—to strip workers of protections.

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W.Va. Supreme Court Upholds Long-argued Right to Work Law

Brad McElhinny MetroNews
The right-to-work law has been the centerpiece of a years-long, partisan-driven agenda by the anti-worker Republican majority in West Virginia to lower wages and benefits and eliminate workplace safety regulations.

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The Wind at Labor’s Back

New York Times Editorial Board New York Times
Missouri voters sent a strong pro-worker message Tuesday by overturning an anti-union law.
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