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Cloud 9 Attempts to Unionize in 'Superstore'

Eryn Murphy CheatSheet
Superstore illustrates the precarious nature of unions in a retail environment with an episode that takes on the vagaries of organizing and negotiations.

Global Left Midweek - December 4, 2019

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On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of proletarian internationalist Fred Hampton, a new radical student movement in Pakistan takes inspiration. News and analysis in the spirit of Chairman Fred: "I am a revolutionary."

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The Metrobus Driver Strike Is Nearing Month Two

Elliot C. Williams DCist
Over the course of nearly a month, the DC bus drivers strike has intensified: other groups, including a flight attendant union and local union musicians, have joined the picket line. 

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The Strike at McDonald’s

Eli Day Working In These Times
It's About More Than Fighting Abuse—It’s About Workplace Democracy

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The Massive Teacher Strike in Chicago Is Finally Over

Edwin Rios Mother Jones
The Chicago Teachers' strike is over. Union President Jesse Sharkey said they won "...real changes for our students and school communities." The tentative agreement would put a nurse and a social worker in every school.
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