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Your Hungry Apparel Workers

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On December 3, 2020
Look down at your shoes. Take a look at your shirt. Check out the tag. Where was it made? Then think about the workers who made it. Preferably after not eating for 16 hours. Because that’s their lives. The Workers Rights Consortium has a new report about hunger in the apparel supply chains that has […]

Organizing Amazon

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On November 30, 2020

It is so, so hard to win a union election in this era of employer capture of the National Labor Relations Board and courts. But you have to root for and support all the brave attempts to do so. That&#

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On November 17, 1946, Hawaiian sugar workers organizing with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ended their 79 day strike, winning a partial victory after costing planters at least $15 million and changing the nature of labor relations in Hawaii for good. From the beginning of American domination over Hawaii, well before it was annexed […]
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How Union Busting Works in Iowa

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On October 31, 2020
When Republicans won control over all branches of government in Iowa, they passed one of the strongest anti-union laws in the country. Not only did the state go right-to-work, which would be bad enough. Not only did it force public sector unions to have votes every year in order to see if workers wanted to […]
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Life at Foxconn

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On October 17, 2020
Sadly, with all the problems in the U.S., the horrors of the globalized factory system are not getting any attention these days, not that they received enough attention before Trump. But the lives of people producing material for your daily consumption is still hard and brutal. It’s also sometimes quite hard to find out the […]
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