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Michigan: Largest Fast Food Strike Yet

Ned Resnikoff MSNBC
As many as 400 workers at more than 60 fast food restaurants in the Detroit metro area walked off the job on Friday. The fast food strike in Detroit is the second major labor action to hit an American city’s fast food industry this week: On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 100 workers in St. Louis walked off the job at roughly 30 different restaurants. These rolling walkouts followed similar actions in New York, central Pennsylvania, and Chicago.


Unions Can’t Revitalize Without Rank-and-File Power

Steve Early Jacobin
Within the labor movement, all of the bright ideas and strategic insights in the world won’t amount to much if the democratic rights of union members themselves aren’t respected, restored, and expanded.


Health Care Worker Unions Are on the Side of Patients

Hospitals portray unions as opposed to the interests of patients. The opposite is true: health care unions have been the strongest advocates for safer conditions and patients who can’t pay debts.

To Deepen Democracy, Give Workers More Say

Desmond Serrette Convergence
If we are to save our democracy, we must increase the influence of everyday people, of the workers who make corporations run. Worker power is the only counterbalance to corporate power.


How Secret ‘Bondage Fees’ Trap Contracted Workers in Low-Wage Jobs

Sarah Lazare Workday Magazine
Noncompete clauses in workers’ contracts, which prevent them from accepting employment with a competitor, have drawn public scrutiny and the FTC is proposing to ban them. But worker advocates say restrictive covenants that constrain the mobility of workers are noncompetes by another name.


A Four-Day Workweek Trojan Horse

Adam Barrington Labor Notes
Management’s four-day workweek proposal delivers a two-fold blow to workers: It allows them to manipulate our contract without negotiating with us, and it distracts from the question of higher wages.
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