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Arizona teachers are going on strike. Teachers in Arizona held a strike vote on Thursday that launched Arizona’s first-ever statewide walkout and turned down a proposed pay raise — instead demanding increased school funding. The Arizona Education Association and the grass-roots group the Arizona Educators United announced that teachers will walk off the job April […]
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On April 2, 1937, workers at the Hershey Chocolate Corporation in Hershey, Pennsylvania sat down on the job. Following the lead of the General Motors workers in Flint, Michigan a few months earlier, these workers demanded the company live up to the contract it had recently signed. Unlike that previous struggle however, Hershey would respond […]

General Strikes

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On February 16, 2017

I have an interview in the Denver-based publication Denverite, presumably in no way connected to our Bronco fan commenter, about this idea of general strikes. Again, I’m skeptical. Erik Loomis i

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A General Strike?

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On February 6, 2017
There’s been a lot of talk on the left about a general strike in the last 2 weeks. Color me extremely skeptical. It has seemed to me that this is being pushed by people who want to shut shit down and, well, that’s kind of it. I haven’t seen any convincing discussion of tactics or […]

SEPTA Strike Ends

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On November 7, 2016

Everyone who thought that the Philadelphia transit workers union should not use the opportunity to use its leverage to win its contract dispute can now relax. SEPTA settled its dispute with Philadelph

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