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Stop and Shop Strike Update

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On April 20, 2019
The Stop and Shop strike continues, with the multi-billion dollar Belgian company who owns it apparently happy to lose millions a day in order to shred workers’ health care and force two-tier contracts down their throats, opening the door for the evisceration of grocery unionism. I don’t know what the future holds here, but this […]
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Stop and Shop Strike

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On April 12, 2019
Stop and Shop is the largest grocery store chain in the Northeast and where I usually shop unless I want to signify my class status by paying 50% more at Whole Foods which I never want to do. Yesterday, its workers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, organized in the United Food and Commercial Workers, […]

The Wabtec Strike

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On March 10, 2019

I was contacted by a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter to give some context to the current Wabtec strike going on in Erie, which is a classic case of an industrial employer seeking to bust their union th

The Erie Strike

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On March 4, 2019

Workers at a former GE plant that is now owned by a Westinghouse subsidiary are on strike, fighting against the latest round of corporate attacks on a dignified working class. At a sprawling locomotiv

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The Oakland Teachers Strike

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On February 28, 2019
The teachers’ strike movement has moved to Oakland, which is receiving surprisingly little media attention compared to all the other recent strikes. Sarah Jones has a good run-down on what it is about and what is going on: Meager pay. Crowded classrooms. A ratio of one counselor for every 600 students. The Oakland Education Association […]

Strikes Work

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On February 19, 2019

Boom! West Virginia's educators just won their strike! A few minutes ago, they forced the House to kill the Republicans' pro-privatization bill, 53-45. Strikes work — check out this video of

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The Teacher Strike Wave

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On February 14, 2019
In case you don’t realize just how massive the teacher strike wave has been, 2018 saw the most workers strike in the United States since 1986. Teachers make up a huge percentage of them, as you can see from the graph at the top of the post. And given the L.A. and Denver teacher strikes, […]
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