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The Chicago Teachers Union victory is a big one in the recent strike wave. I didn’t write about it much because I didn’t have a lot to say that others weren’t saying better. And also because this semester is hell and I don’t have a lot of time. But I did want to at least […]

Dems on the Line

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On November 1, 2019

It’s been remarkable that so many Democratic political candidates are now showing up on picket lines. Even in the golden age of American unionism, it’s not as if Harry Truman and Adlai Ste

Strikes Work!

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On October 29, 2019

The latest teacher strike wave is continuing, mostly notably in Chicago. Teachers in Dedham, Massachusetts just went on strike for 3 days and won most of their demands. I was interviewed for this Bost

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CWA’s Strike Culture

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On October 26, 2019
I was interviewed for a really great story at The American Prospect about a topic I hadn’t actually thought about too much before this: the Communication Workers of America’s culture of striking, even during the dark ages of the strike between the late 80s and about 2016, during which most unions were afraid to strike. […]
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UAW Strike

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On September 17, 2019
These have not been great days for the United Auto Workers. The recent closing of several GM plants, including the iconic Lordstown plant, is basically the end of industrial unionism in America. There just isn’t much left as these last unions wind down. Moreover, UAW leadership is corrupt and have been using union dues to […]

Organizing the South

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On September 10, 2019

One of the huge problems in the American labor movement has long been the extreme difficulty of large-scaling organizing in the South. Despite the herculean efforts of some great organizers, many of w

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AT&T Strike

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On August 26, 2019
Solidarity with AT&T workers in the South. Thousands of AT&T workers in the southeast, including Tennessee, have walked off the job. The more than 20,000 employees who work for the telecommunications giant are striking over what the Communications Workers of America union is calling “unfair labor practices” by management during negotiations for a new contract.  The previous […]
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