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On April 1, 1951, members of the Textile Workers Union of America struck the Dan River Mills in Virginia, part of an attempt to organize the southern textile mills. This failed strike demonstrated the limited power of unions in the South and how northern leadership with little understanding of the region could undermine the limited […]
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As I said yesterday, no boss is a friend to progressive causes. And that very much includes Elon Musk: For years, Tesla Inc. has refuted concerns about worker safety at its main assembly plant by describing reviews from a California regulator as vindication. But new documents and statements from the agency contradict those claims. Tesla […]
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UAW President Indicted

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On March 5, 2020
It’s a bit galling that the New Gilded Age has unleashed uncontrolled rich people behavior with levels of naked corruption unseen in decades, with the most corrupt of all of them now in the White House, while the government seeks to crack down on union leaders when they engage in lower level corruption. However, there’s […]
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On February 25, 1999, 74,000 home healthcare workers in Los Angeles voted to join the Service Employees International Union. This moment demonstrates the growth of what is today the second largest union in the nation and its strategy to organize workers laboring in hard conditions without much contact with other home health workers. Home health […]
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