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Janitors Get Organized in South Florida

Michael Sainato The Guardian
A workforce largely composed of immigrants and women of color is fighting to organize a union after facing low wages, poor conditions and lax safety protections during the pandemic.

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Can the Decline of Unions Be Reversed?

Arthur MacEwan Dollars&Sense
The decline of unions and the difficulties that unions face in 2021 are not simply a result of some sort of inexorable forces, which is often how globalization and technological change are presented.

Measure Leaders by What They Leave Behind

Lauren Jacobs Organizing Upgrade
How will we use our talents and skills to best meet the challenges of these times? How will we do what the movement most needs us to do? The answers can only be unearthed in community, within organizations, or the circles to which we are accountable.

Farmworkers Need Families, Not Deportation and Exploitation

David Bacon and Anuradha Mittal Reality Check
High-wages and secure jobs for farmworkers can only come by discarding the old deportation/guestworker model, and instead supporting families with legalization, family-based visas, and unions and labor rights.

Bessemer - A Big Step Forward

Frank Emspak Portside
A victory at Bessemer would be great. But even without that workers at Amazon, Walmart, and Microsoft will continue to organize. Why? Because management can never represent the interests of the workforce.
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