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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year 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 2022.

 

How Farmworkers Are Organizing to Close the Wage Gap

Sara Herschander Capital & Main
Agricultural workers in New York just formed the state’s first farmworker union, but a new law guaranteeing overtime protections and organizing rights for the first time has been delayed.

Unions Are Not Only Good for Workers, They’re Good for Communities and for Democracy

Asha Banerjee, Margaret Poydock, Celine McNicholas, Ihna Mangundayao, and Ali Sait Economic Policy Institute
High unionization levels are associated with positive outcomes across multiple indicators of economic, personal, and democratic well-being. Unions give workers a voice at work, and also give workers a voice in shaping their communities

This Is What Happens When Workers Don’t Control Their Own Lives

Jamelle Bouie New York Times
For a vast majority of Americans democracy ends when work hours begin. Most people in this country are subject, as workers, to the nearly unmediated authority of their employers, which can discipline, sanction or fire them for nearly any reason

UC Recognizes Student Researchers United Union of 17K Workers

Emma Taila The Daily Californian
“This is the single biggest new union filing in any industry, definitely this year if not this decade,” said UC Berkeley student researcher Tanzil Chowdhury. “Seventeen thousand new workers just joined the labor movement, which is historic.”

Happy Striketober. Let's Restore the Legal Right to Strike.

Shaun Richman In These Times
Now’s the perfect time to fight for the right to return to a job once a strike is over. The United States is experiencing a wave of worker militancy and a White House that actually wants to take concrete actions to defend and grow labor unions.

The People Who Make Your Favorite Movies and Shows Are Fed Up

Shirley Li The Atlantic
If you watch television, or films, you should think about who is making them and under what conditions. Eighteen-hour workdays, no lunch breaks. Car accidents caused by sleep deprivation. A crew member who returned to set the day after a miscarriage.

USPS Begins Postal Banking Pilot Program

David Dayen The American Prospect
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has taken the most dramatic step in a half-century to re-establish a postal banking system. The test allows customers to cash business or payroll checks at the post office and place them onto a gift card.
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