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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."

Message from Portside Labor: There's a Storm Ahead

Portside moderators Portside
We'd like to say that everyone can breathe easier after the midterm elections, which delivered an emphatic judgment on Trump and Trumpism. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this achievement in any way.

Powerful NY Unions Could Complicate Push For Single Payer Health Care

Ross Barkan Gothamist
Some public sector unions fear that if single payer was enacted in New York insurance options for their members would be reduced and that the lure of joining unions could be curtailed if members no longer had the advantage of generous health plans.

Hundreds March on Amazon Fulfillment Center in Minnesota

Bryan Menegus Gizmodo
For the last two years, Amazon has quietly expanded its presence in Shakopee, and worker resentment towards conditions there has grown with it, culminating in today’s protest outside fulfillment center MSP1

Chicago Teachers Win First Charter Strike in History

Barbara Madeloni Labor Notes
In a charter network where 90 percent of the students are Latino, strikers won an agreement to designate all its schools as “sanctuary schools,” off-limits to immigration police.