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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.

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From Exploited to Empowered – My Journey as a Domestic Worker

Novelita Palisoc iloblog.org
Novelita Palisoc became a domestic worker to support her family in the Philippines. She now is president of a local union affiliated with the International Domestic Workers’ Federation, a global organization of half a million domestic workers.

Global Left Midweek - February 27, 2019

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Global Left Midweek - January 23, 2019

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Greece's SYRIZA Takes On Rightists, Palestine Left Regroups, India Reds' Electoral Blues, Crackdown in Zimbabwe, Podemos Splitting, Japan's Feminist Unions, Land Defenders in Canada

The Return of the Strike

Steven Greenhouse The American Prospect
This year, thousands of teachers, hotel workers, Google employees, and others walked off the job and won major gains. Which raises two questions: Why now? And will this continue?
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