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Millions of Workers Want a Union — EWOC Shows How to Help (Part 1 of 3)

Eric Dirnbach Emergency Workplace Organizing
Workers organizing Union organizing campaigns are not reaching enough workers, but the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC) wants to change that. In the first of this three-part series, EWOC volunteer Eric Dirnbach outlines the labor movement’s problems and

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Amazon? There Has to be a Better Way

Wade Rathke Stansbury Forum
Jeff Bezos may be going to the moon soon, but down here on terra firma unions are trying to organize and protect Amazon workers, and we seem to be the ones lost in space.

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A New App Is Taking Labor Unions Out of Union Organizing

Lauren Kaori Gurley A New App Is Taking Labor Unions Out of Union Organizing
Unit is among several new digital platforms that aim to ease the unionization process and empower workers to stand up to their bosses, but some union organizers have their doubts.

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How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education

Steve Early New Politics
They are highly educated, poorly paid, absent union backing and part of the metastasizing precariat. They are also organizing. Two veterans of the contingent college adjunct’s struggle ably tell the story, as reviewed by a veteran labor militant.

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Biden Labor Task Force Aims at Federal Purchasing, Agency Moves

Ben Penn Bloomberg Law
A task force is exploring how to boost union organizing and clout. Talks have included leveraging federal purchasing to steer agency contracts to companies with unionized labor or that otherwise promote workers’ rights.

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Janitors Get Organized in South Florida

Michael Sainato The Guardian
A workforce largely composed of immigrants and women of color is fighting to organize a union after facing low wages, poor conditions and lax safety protections during the pandemic.
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