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More Americans Are Going on Strike

Sarah Jones New York Magazine
Strike activity surged in 2018 and 2019, marking a 35-year high for the number of workers involved in a major work stoppage over a two-year period.

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How Harvard Aims to Muzzle Unions

Walter Johnson The New York Review of Books
Over months of contract bargaining, Harvard reached common ground with the union on some issues. But over the course of a recent strike, the university began to lash out in punitive and ominous ways.

Jobs, Jobs Everywhere, But Most of Them Kind of Suck

Eric Levitz New York Magazine
Gallup asked 6,600 U.S. workers what they saw as the defining characteristics of a “good” job, then used their answers to construct a “job-quality index.” As measured by the index only 40 percent of Americans currently have “good” jobs.

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Government-Sponsored Retirement Plans for Private-Sector Workers Fall Short

By GREGORY N. HEIRES www.thenewcrossroads.com
The government-promoted plans let employers completely off the hook and put the entire burden of retirement savings and investment management on workers. They put another nail in the coffin of traditional plans in which employers share the expense.

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Americans Are Starting to Love Unions Again

Meagan Day Jacobin
Labor union approval is now higher than at nearly any point in the last 50 years. The reasons: shit pay, teacher strikes, and Bernie Sanders.

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Yup, Trump Did Scam Us

Gregory N. Heires thenewcrossroads.com
Apart from filling corporate coffers and the pocketbooks of the 1 percent, the $1.9 trillion cut has put the federal government in a financial straightjacket.
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