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Teacher Strikes, 2022

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On September 21, 2022
We aren’t seeing a ton of news stories on the latest round of teachers strikes, but like 2018, there are a lot of them and they are fighting for the kids as much as themselves. I think this trend that we’ve seen with teacher unions for about a decade now, going back to the Chicago […]
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Organizing the Starbucks South

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On September 20, 2022
The South has been the bane of American labor organizing forever. The prime reason that American unions are so weak is that white workers routinely choose their racial identity over their class identity and while that is by no means unique to the South, it’s long been a lot worse there than other parts of […]

The Rail Deal Now

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On September 16, 2022

While we’ve been rightfully lauding the Biden administration for its role in forcing the rail companies to give more concessions on its ridiculous anti-sick leave positions and forestalling the

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Biden and Unions

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On September 16, 2022
I had an interview with The Atlantic yesterday about the role of Biden in the railroad labor issue and how he is one of the best presidents ever for unions. Nyce: Do you think he could be the most pro-union president we’ve ever had? Loomis: Well, it’s a little early. We will have to see. But yes, […]

The Rail Deal

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On September 15, 2022

The Biden administration has again shown its pro-union agenda by pressuring the railroad companies to improve upon their offer to their workers and avert could have been an economic disastrous strike.

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On September 13, 1932, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers led a successful strike of garment workers in Baltimore. This strike was a sign of the growing organizing of the 1930s that would eventually change the world for much of the American working class. The garment industry was decline in Baltimore even before the Great Depression. In […]
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