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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.

Media Bits and Bytes - July 27, 2021

Portside
Will Pegasus spyware take surveillance to a new level? Also the big comics rip-off, Forbes predicts next year's social media, and more

The Forgotten History of Mexican American Militancy

Justin Akers Chacón, Arvind Dilawar Jacobin
Too often, the militant, radical history of Mexican American workers is omitted or forgotten. But from resisting racist exclusion to building CIO unions in the 1930s, Mexican American workers have been central to left-wing politics in the U.S.

How Teachers Won the Right to Get Pregnant

Christopher Phelps Jacobin
In the early twentieth century, teachers were prohibited from keeping their jobs after getting pregnant. Socialist feminists organized to successfully change that.

Hiding The Union Busters

Julia Rock The Daily Poster
The American Bar Association and corporate interests are trying to block a rule that would expose their anti-labor activities.

80 Years Ago Today, Disney Animation Workers Went on Strike

Paul Prescod Jacobin
The Disney cartoonists and animators’ strike that began at a California studio on May 29, 1941, forever changed the labor standards of an industry — and inspired cultural workers to take greater ownership over their labor.
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