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SEPTA Strike Ends

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On November 7, 2016
Everyone who thought that the Philadelphia transit workers union should not use the opportunity to use its leverage to win its contract dispute can now relax. SEPTA settled its dispute with Philadelphia and will have full service tomorrow for election day. Not surprisingly, this leverage got the union a pretty good contract from what is […]
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Verizon Strike Postmortems

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On June 13, 2016
A couple of good reads on the incredibly successful Verizon strike. Michael McCormick notes that one of the biggest victories here is the inclusion of the retail stores in the bargaining unit, pointing the way forward for further organizing. Perhaps the biggest step forward brought about by the victory is the fact that it’s the […]
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Verizon Strike

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On May 2, 2016
As many of you know, Verizon’s line workers are on strike. Basically, Verizon is looking to bust its remaining unions. It has invested heavily in wireless, but still has the remains of land-line workers. Those workers have good union contracts, unlike its vast workforce of nonunionized and thus poorly paid wireless employees. Verizon wants to […]
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The End of the Strike

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On April 2, 2014
It’s no wonder workers feel they don’t have any power at the workplace in the 21st century. For a variety of reasons, the ability of them to use their collective power in its most power-challenging form has been taken away:
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