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Do Corporations Like Amazon and Foxconn Need Public Assistance?

E. Tammy Kim New York Review of Books
What if, on the front end of corporate subsidies, the workers and residents on whose behalf deals such as that made with Foxconn in Wisconsin and Amazon in New York are ostensibly made, had a chance to weigh in?

The Oppositional Politics of Race and Class in the Brexit Debate

Sweta Rajan-Rankin Working-Class Perspectives
It is not clear what will happen on ‘Brexit day’ (29th March 2019), but we need to be alive to the ways in which racism, racialisation, and class inequalities have been politically engineered in this debate.

When Sex Workers Do the Labor of Therapists

Carrie Weisman In These Times
Research suggests that upwards of 6 million men are affected by depression every year. Suicide remains the seventh leading cause of death among men in America.

Minnesota Amazon Workers Walk Off the Job over Speed-Up

Joe DeManuelle-Hall Labor Notes
Stowers are expected to keep up a standard of 240-250 tasks an hour. Any downtime, such as time spent drinking water or using the bathroom, is counted against productive time.

UAW Must Resist Strategy to Divide Members, NAACP Leader Says

Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press
“Are you going to be able to keep what you have? Are you going to be able to sit at the table as one?” NAACP National President Derrick Johnson asked UAW members, as he urged them to avoid division based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender.

How to Use Grievances to Organize

Mike Parker and Martha Gruelle Labor Notes
This excerpt from "Democracy Is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up" explains how to think about grievance handling in another way.