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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.

115,000 Railroad Workers Are Weighing a National Strike

Jeff Schuhrke Jacobin
US labor law is designed to prevent railroad strikes like the kind that shook America in the past. But the constant cuts to staffing levels and erosion of conditions for rail workers could produce a national rail walkoff by September.

David Moberg, 1943–2022

Peter Dreier The Nation
For over half a century his reports on the labor movement, in The Nation and elsewhere, were a model of activist journalism.

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Union Organizing Efforts Rise in First Half of Year

David Harrison and Heather Haddon The Wall Street Journal
The union push comes as public opinion about organized labor is the most positive in decades. A Gallup poll last year found that 68% of Americans approve of unions, the highest share since 1965.

Labor’s John L. Lewis Moment

Steven Greenhouse, Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Will today’s unions invest big-time in the young workers now beginning to rebuild American labor? Or will they remain AWOL and ensure the movement’s continued decline?
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