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Marriott Hotel Strikers Set a New Industry Standard

Samantha Winslow Labor Notes
After two months of strikes, workers at the largest hotel company in the world have won their biggest demands and set a new pattern for the hospitality industry.

The Global Working Class Fights Back

Sarah Attfield Working-Class Perspectives
Despite lots of bad news, workers around the world have been fighting back, and sometimes winning!

The 8 Most Important Labor Stories of 2018

Rebecca Burns Working In These Times
In November, workers staged a walkout against sexual harassment in another industry rife with it. In a watershed moment for tech, more than 20,000 Google employees worldwide—over 20 percent of the company’s total workforce—walked off the job.

You Don’t Hate Mondays, You Hate Not Being Yourself

Drake Caeneus Medium
Perhaps we don’t really hate Mondays. What we really hate, maybe, is the nagging sensation that we are not fully present in our own lives. Mondays nudge us to ask: In how much of this life am I truly free?

New GM Faces Old Headwinds in D.C.

Keith Laing, The Detroit News
"GM needs to pay more attention to relationships on the Hill," said U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, who described GM recently as the “most disliked company in Washington."