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The Return of the Strike

Steven Greenhouse The American Prospect
This year, thousands of teachers, hotel workers, Google employees, and others walked off the job and won major gains. Which raises two questions: Why now? And will this continue?

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Marriott Hotel Strikers Set a New Industry Standard

Samantha Winslow Labor Notes
After two months of strikes, workers at the largest hotel company in the world have won their biggest demands and set a new pattern for the hospitality industry.

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The 8 Most Important Labor Stories of 2018

Rebecca Burns Working In These Times
In November, workers staged a walkout against sexual harassment in another industry rife with it. In a watershed moment for tech, more than 20,000 Google employees worldwide—over 20 percent of the company’s total workforce—walked off the job.

Yankees Cross Picket Line

Kristin LaFratta MassLive.com
'An insult to all working people in Boston;' union lambasts Yankees for crossing Marriott hotel workers' picketing line
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