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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

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114 Starbucks Stores Saw Workers Go on Strike Yesterday

Saurav Sarkar Jacobin
Starbucks has undertaken an unceasing union-busting campaign since the first cafe unionized a year ago. But if the 114 cafes that saw baristas go on strike yesterday for its annual Red Cup Day are any indication, the company won’t be victorious any time soon.

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Ahead of Halloween, Sysco Teamsters Give Corporate Ghouls the Heebie-Jeebies

Luis Feliz Leon Labor Notes
black and white drawing of picketers Teamsters won their strike at America's largest wholesale food distributor with an old-fashioned militant tactic: the mass picket line. “It was old school—unions shutting the thing down,” said a UPS driver. “It’s a magical feeling, the solidarity and the power that comes with it; the connection that’s made by standing together shoulder to shoulder, holding the line."

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Democracy Is on the Ballot

Joseph A. McCartin Working-Class Perspectives
Whether fighting to unionize or exercising the right to accept or reject negotiated contracts, workers are nurturing democracy where we most need it. If we are to save our political democracy, we must begin by establishing a beachhead for democracy in the workplace.

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Weyerhaeuser Strike Enters Fifth Week

Don McIntosh and Colin Staub Northwest Labor Press
Weyerhaeuser workers are striking to say no to corporate greed, to an employer that would ask them to make sacrifices when it’s making record profits. That means their fight is the fight of all working people, and they need your support.

Labor Is on the Offensive

Todd E. Vachon Barron's
Aided by a historically tight labor market and a supportive president and National Labor Relations Board, unionized workers have been able to use their newfound leverage to win demands that forward their agenda.

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Wisconsin Nurses Get Possible Path to Union Recognition

Michael Childers and David Nack Labor Notes
A three-day strike by Wisconsin nurses is off this week, after SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin and UW Health (the University of Wisconsin's medical system) reached an agreement on a path toward the potential recognition of the union.

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Minnesota Nurses’ Authorize Strike

Michael Sainato The Guardian
15,000-strong Minnesota Nurses Association authorized to call what would be one of the largest nurses’ strikes in US history

115,000 Railroad Workers Are Weighing a National Strike

Jeff Schuhrke Jacobin
US labor law is designed to prevent railroad strikes like the kind that shook America in the past. But the constant cuts to staffing levels and erosion of conditions for rail workers could produce a national rail walkoff by September.
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