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Haul Together

Olivia Schwob Urban Omnibus
huge pile of trash In terms of planning, the anarchy of the present is hard to dispute. In NYC, about 200,000 businesses contract directly with... roughly 260 trash-hauling companies, without regard for the geographic distribution of the company’s pickup points.

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Amazon Bows to the Unions

Antonio Sciotto Il Manifesto
Amazon and the trade unions representing its employees in Italy reached a “historic” agreement, signed at the Castel San Giovanni, which was the hub of last year’s Black Friday strike. Seventy percent of workers approved in a referendum.

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Rare Union Win in South Carolina

Julie Johnsson and Jaclyn Diaz Bloomberg
Boeing South Carolina Bastion Breached by Union in Rare Win. Machinists gain toehold with subset of workers in 787 factory.Planemaker says it’s appealing, sees ‘micro-unit’ as banned .

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Coding and Coercion

Ben Tarnoff/Björn Westergard Jacobin
An interview with Björn Westergard Unions have been trying to organize software engineers for decades, with little success. Here's a look at the organizing campaign that might turn things around.

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What Now for Unions?

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Republicans on and off the bench are moving to kill unions. But millennials—the most pro-union generation since the 1930s—may yet find a way to organize.

Dolores Huerta Documentary Opens September 1

Latino Rebels; Sharis Delgadillo
Dolores Huerta has contributed to movements for union rights and social justice since the of the United Farm Workers (UFW). Working with Cesar Chavez, Philip Vera Cruz and others, she helped found what became the UFW. Today, now 86, she works in supporting union democracy, civic engagement and empowerment of women and youth in disadvantaged communities. The UFW changed the nature of labor organizing in the Southwest contributing to the growth of Latino politics in the US

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From War Protestors to Labour Activism: India’s First IT Workers Union is Being Formed in Tamil Nadu

Vinita Govindarajan Scroll.in
A group of young professionals, who initially organized to protest the treatment of Tamils in Sri Lanka, went on to form the Young Tamil Nadu Movement to highlighting problems such as caste oppression, minority rights and gender inequality in the workplace. They have since established the Forum for Information Technology Employees with chapters in nine cities including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi.
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