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GM Strike is Nearly Over

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On October 17, 2019
After well over a month, the GM strike is nearing its end, at least it seems. It seems that the UAW was able to win its financial demands, more or less, including protecting the amazing health insurance its members maintain, but were unable to win anything on opening the closed factories, with jobs shipped overseas. […]
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How GM Repaid the UAW

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On October 4, 2019
During the auto bailout, GM demanded all sorts of things from the United Auto Workers, including the hideous two-tiered contracts that the union is fighting against today. Julianne Malveaux’s essay on how GM betrayed the UAW in the aftermath of those worker sacrifices is well worth reading. “We gave up a cost-of-living increase, a dollar-an-hour […]
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Two-Tiered Work Is Exploitation

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On September 29, 2019
The GM strike is now in its third week. Strike pay is about to kick in. This is a long, hard struggle. Among the many things that the UAW is fighting for is to end the awful system of two-tiered pay, implemented by the auto companies during the government bailout with a gun to the […]
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Labor law makes the lives of workers better, which is why employers and Republicans hate it. At first, I could support myself and my son. But over time my earnings fell as Lyft kept changing their payment structure and cutting the bonuses we could qualify for. Soon I was getting less than half of what […]
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