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Labor’s Militant Creativity

Robert Kuttner The American Prospect
UAW builds on a tactic—selective strikes—pioneered 30 years ago by the Flight Attendants. It conserves the strike fund, which would only last about 90 days if all workers were out. Not knowing which plant will be struck keeps companies off-balance.

When Auto Workers Stand Up, Here’s How To Stand With Them

Keith Brower Brown Labor Notes
The likely Auto Workers (UAW) strike, which the union is dubbing the "Stand Up Strike," could be a turning point for the U.S. labor movement—and all of us across the movement can lend a hand to help the strikers win.


Why a 4-Day Workweek Is on the Table for Autoworkers

Andrea Hsu
As wild as a 4-day workweek might sound, UAW leader Shawn Fain is pushing a concept that has captured the imagination of workers all over the world, thanks to widely publicized trials. Microsoft ran a month-long pilot in Japan with positive results.


Shawn Fain Is Right: The Workweek Should Be Shorter

Alex N. Press Jacobin
UAW president Shawn Fain has called for a 32-hour workweek. It’s the revival of an old vision in the US labor movement — and the sort of ambition overworked and underpaid employees need.
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