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Michigan: Largest Fast Food Strike Yet

Ned Resnikoff MSNBC
As many as 400 workers at more than 60 fast food restaurants in the Detroit metro area walked off the job on Friday. The fast food strike in Detroit is the second major labor action to hit an American city’s fast food industry this week: On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 100 workers in St. Louis walked off the job at roughly 30 different restaurants. These rolling walkouts followed similar actions in New York, central Pennsylvania, and Chicago.

The Fight for Good Jobs and a Democratic Economy

Jonathan Kissam UE United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America
large meeting of workers The problem facing working people in the U.S. is not just lack of jobs, but lack of good jobs. UE's Director of Communications takes a look at what kinds of policies produce good jobs, UE's history of fighting for good jobs and a democratic economy,

Who Wants to Join a Union? A Growing Number of Americans

Thomas Kochan, Duanyi Yang, Erin L. Kelly, Will Kimball The Conversation
U.S. workers have not given up on unions-a survey of the workforce found interest in joining unions to be at a four-decade high. But few workers who don’t belong to unions will get to join one, since fewer than 1% will experience an organizing drive.

Imagining a World With No Bullshit Jobs

David Graeber, Chris Brooks Roar Magazine
In this interview about his latest book, David Graeber discusses the role of unions, the challenges posed by automation and “the revolt of the caring classes.”

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Medicaid Officials Target Home Health Aides' Union Dues

Shefali Luthra NPR
A rule proposed recently by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, under the Trump administration, would prohibit home health aides who are paid directly by Medicaid from having their union dues automatically deducted.
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