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Many of our unions are not actually democratic, or at least don’t have a history of democracy. For decades, everyday members of the United Mine Workers or United Steel Workers had zero say over the running of the union, including accepting contracts or voting to go on strike. They did what leadership said. There was […]
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Two-Tiered Work Is Exploitation

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On September 29, 2019
The GM strike is now in its third week. Strike pay is about to kick in. This is a long, hard struggle. Among the many things that the UAW is fighting for is to end the awful system of two-tiered pay, implemented by the auto companies during the government bailout with a gun to the […]

UAW Strike

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On September 17, 2019

These have not been great days for the United Auto Workers. The recent closing of several GM plants, including the iconic Lordstown plant, is basically the end of industrial unionism in America. There

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On July 27, 1989, workers at the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, rejected United Auto Workers representation by a 2-1 margin. This overwhelming lost was one of the first of many defeats the UAW has suffered in the last three decades, losses that have left the once powerful union reeling, which say much about the […]
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