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Biden and Congressional Dems partner with GOP and corporate media to discipline railroad workers

In this “News Brief” episode of the acclaimed media criticism podcast Citations Needed, hosts Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson speak with TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez and TRNN Associate Editor Mel…

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Striking Case New Holland workers prepare to spend the holidays on the picket line

This time last year, 10,000 workers and UAW members at John Deere waged a massive strike that became a national news story. This year, workers…

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The 48,000-worker strike at the University of California is still going

This story originally appeared in Jacobin Magazine on Nov. 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission. A strike involving 48,000 graduate student workers, postdocs,…

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10 years later, the Fight for $15 and a Union continues

On Nov. 29, 2012, over 100 fast food workers in New York City walked off the job to demand that their wages be increased to…

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Could We See a Rail Strike?

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Nov. 24, 2022. It is shared here with permission. Despite fanfare from the White House and Secretary…

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Twitter may be in violation of German labor law

Twitter has been conducting massive layoffs across its global workforce in the weeks since the company was officially acquired by Elon Musk, but Musk’s slash-and-burn…

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A retired Brazilian subway operator and trade unionist on how workers delivered Lula’s victory

Last month, the world watched with bated breath as Brazilians voted in two rounds of high-stakes elections that pitted far-right president Jair Bolsonaro against former…

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Why hundreds of Planned Parenthood workers in the Midwest unionized

This story originally appeared in Workday Magazine on Nov. 16, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The Supreme Court may have struck down Roe…

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Alabama’s striking coal miners are upping the ante

Hundreds of coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have been out on strike since April 1, 2020—and, as the strike nears its…

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48,000 University of California staff strike in the largest higher education strike in US history

The largest strike in the US since 2019 is currently underway across University of California campuses. 48,000 teaching assistants, postdocs, researchers and graders on the…

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New School staff strike shows the institution is not so progressive when it comes to faculty pay

The union representing part-time faculty at The New School, a prestigious private university in New York, has been telling its members “You are The New…

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The SEIU’s own staff are on strike in one of the largest union staff strikes in US history

Vehicles plowing through picket lines is nothing new for the labor movement, but usually the aggressors are replacement workers (“scabs”) or corporate managers. Rarely is…

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Maximus call center workers contracted to support ACA open enrollment strike in four states

Call center workers employed by Maximus went on strike at four locations—in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Virginia—on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Maximus is a federal contractor,…

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Union workers are mobilizing to turn the tide in Nevada’s elections

Things are heating up in Nevada ahead of the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8. A Republican victory in the state could end up flipping…

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In key swing states, union members are Democrats’ last line of defense

The soul of the labor movement is the fight for democracy in and outside of the workplace—and, from the shop floor to the ballot box,…

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Home Depot trained him to be a manager, now he and his coworkers are fighting to unionize their store

The wave of grassroots worker organizing is spreading to different industries and businesses around the country, including those that have notoriously resisted any and all…

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‘I don’t want to work two jobs’: College of William & Mary dining services workers win union vote

Dining workers across the US were hit hard by the pandemic. Layoffs, staff shortages that have put immense pressure on workers (increasing workloads and creating…

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‘Work-life balance is at the center of this dispute’: Alabama Westrock paper mill workers fight on

“On the morning of Oct. 1… almost 500 union members from three United Steel Workers (USW) locals at WestRock’s Mahrt Mill paper mill in Cottonton,…

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Johns Hopkins University graduate students are organizing for a living wage

The life of a graduate student looks much closer to that of an average worker than many universities care to admit. After completing core courses,…

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At the Born Again Labor Museum, art is a weapon for the working class

Editor’s note: Both Adam and Tish Turl use they/them pronouns. Adam and Tish Turl, two of the co-founders of the avant-garde Locust Arts & Letters…

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Inside the fight to unionize Delta Airlines

“Flight attendants at Delta are currently pushing to form a union at the only major airline in the US where flight attendants are not unionized,”…

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Labor coalition launches midterm campaign for Senate to vote on PRO Act

The Worker Power Coalition, composed of over 40 labor unions and progressive organizations representing 24 million workers in the US, has launched a campaign ahead…

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