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Why the Media Loves Labor Now

Ben Smith The New York Times
Mr. August and Mr. Steier said the Chief would publish a new stream of national labor coverage early next year, and Mr. August said he hoped to eventually double the paper’s staff, which now stands at three reporters.

How to Rebuild the Democratic Party

Natalie Shure The New Republic
Strikers on picket line.
With prospects dimming for national Democrats to wield power, the time is ripe for the party to go local.

The Migrant Workers Who Follow Climate Disasters

Sarah Stillman The New Yorker
Truck of laborers chasing a cyclone.
A growing group of laborers is trailing hurricanes and wildfires the way farmworkers follow crops, contracting for big disaster-recovery firms, and facing exploitation, injury, and death.

Alabama Judge Orders Stop to Picketing at Warrior Met Coal

William Thornton al.com
“The Constitution of the United States protects American citizens’ rights to stand on the side of a road and call a scab a scab,” United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts said in response to a circuit court restraining order.

3 Starbucks Set for Vote on Union

Compiled Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Labor board approves elections for Starbucks workers in Buffalo, N.Y.