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On March 31, 1921, Brookwood Labor College was formed at a labor conference in New York to provide adult education for workers. This is perhaps the most influential of the labor colleges, an important piece of our labor history and one that saw a revival in the 1970s and 1980s. Around 1914, unions and reformers […]
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Starbucks and Its Workers

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On March 3, 2020
Starbucks, like most companies, creates all sorts of arrangements to make sure that it doesn’t have too much, or any, responsibility for its workers. One of which is a pretty normal one–they contract out to run their airport operations. Among the many problems with this is the massive discrimination of transgender workers on the job […]
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Class War in Santa Cruz

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On February 23, 2020
Graduate students at UC-Santa Cruz have been engaging in a wildcat strike for some time now and it is coming to collision with the anti-union administration led, of course, by former Obama Cabinet appointee Janet Napolitano. The basic issue is that graduate students simply can’t afford to live in Santa Cruz and the university doesn’t […]
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