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Nurses Strikes

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On January 19, 2023
There’s been a lot of nurses strikes lately and for good reason–they are treated horribly, a sign of our terrible medical system for profit. Like a lot unions these days, the New Your nurses strike is not primarily about wages. It is about conditions and how hospitals interact with the public. This is called bargaining […]
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Minneapolis Teachers Strike

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On March 8, 2022
Minneapolis teachers walked off the job today: Teachers in Minneapolis are set to go on strike on Tuesday morning, shuttering classrooms for about 30,000 public school students. For weeks, the teachers’ unions and school district officials have been negotiating over salaries, hiring and resources for students’ mental health. The talks in Minneapolis failed to reach […]

Biden Speaks Up

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On December 15, 2021

I am glad Biden spoke up against Kellogg’s threat to permanently replace the workers striking it because it won’t give in on the horrors of the two-tiered contract. President Joe Biden sai

The Injunction

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On December 5, 2021

In the Gilded Age, legally spurious injunctions were issued with impunity by courts based on the solid legal principle of fuck unions. That is returning in the New Gilded Age, as we see in Alabama: As

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Labor Victories

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On November 18, 2021
It’s been a good month for organized labor. Just a few of the victories. Yesterday, John Deere workers approved a new contract with significant wage gains after a month long strike. Workers at Deere & Co., the giant manufacturer of farm and construction equipment, ended a month-long strike that has come to symbolize a new […]

Kellogg Strike

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On October 6, 2021

Strike at the Kellogg cereal plants around the same food-based unionbusting going on around the nation: Work at all of the Kellogg Company’s U.S. cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday as roughly 1,40

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Frito-Lay Strike Settled

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On July 31, 2021
Frito-Lay workers in Topeka have been on strike over their atrocious working conditions and long hours. The union won a small victory, getting some slight improvements. This is really something. Hundreds of Frito-Lay employees ratified a contract on Saturday, ending a nearly three-week strike over forced overtime and long hours that many workers said had […]
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