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Protests on Prime Day

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On July 15, 2019
It is Prime Day. So people are buying lots of stuff, I guess. But it’s worth noting that Amazon is a really horrible employer. They vulture into vulnerable communities to put their warehouse and treat those workers, who largely have few other options, like garbage. It’s a very Gilded Age deal. However, there are some […]
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On July 6, 1968, the first Chicago bus drivers’ wildcat strike of that summer ended, a key moment to discuss the relationship between Black Power, the workplace, and racial issues within union locals in the late 1960s. There’s no way around that the fact that the American labor movement was extremely undemocratic by 1968. That […]
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On June 30, 1928, Alabama ended the leasing of convicts to mine coal. One of the most controversial practices in southern labor history, this was a significant step toward human and labor rights in a state that too often was actively hostile toward those ideas. But Alabama deserves no credit for it, as it was […]
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Elon Musk, Supergenius

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On June 22, 2019
I know I am shocked that not only is Elon Musk a massive douche that is a hero to lots of young men who want to be him, but that he also treats his workers like any other capitalist. Tesla allegedly engaged in coercive actions such as surveillance and illegal firing at its Buffalo, N.Y., […]
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