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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

 

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Alabama Amazon Workers Are About to Rerun Their Union Election

Alex N. Press Jacobin
A year ago, all eyes were on the unionization election at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, where illegal union suppression tactics by Amazon helped sink the drive. Thanks to a court order, that vote is about to be rerun.

Rest in Power Mike Parker, 1940-2022

Alexandra Bradbury Labor Notes
One of Mike’s major contributions was a critical examination of closely linked employer strategies that swept the country in the 1980s and 1990s: lean production, the team concept, and labor-management participation schemes.

Weekly Toll: The Last Shift

Jordan Barab Confined Space
Fire engine on the street at night.
On average, almost 100 workers are killed every day in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work.   Ten times as many die from occupational diseases. The accounts below give you a taste of the PREVENTABLE carnage.

The Pandemic as an Employment Shell Game

John Russo Working-Class Perspectives
Reports that focus on workers’ individual choices hide an important reality: corporations don’t want to take the fall for economic problems, but they are benefiting from new workplace practices. The employment shell game lets them off the hook.

A Portside Message of Hope and Alarm: 2022

Portside
The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.