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The Fight for Good Jobs and a Democratic Economy

Jonathan Kissam UE United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America
large meeting of workers The problem facing working people in the U.S. is not just lack of jobs, but lack of good jobs. UE's Director of Communications takes a look at what kinds of policies produce good jobs, UE's history of fighting for good jobs and a democratic economy,

Haul Together

Olivia Schwob Urban Omnibus
huge pile of trash In terms of planning, the anarchy of the present is hard to dispute. In NYC, about 200,000 businesses contract directly with... roughly 260 trash-hauling companies, without regard for the geographic distribution of the company’s pickup points.

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Amazon Bows to the Unions

Antonio Sciotto Il Manifesto
Amazon and the trade unions representing its employees in Italy reached a “historic” agreement, signed at the Castel San Giovanni, which was the hub of last year’s Black Friday strike. Seventy percent of workers approved in a referendum.

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Rare Union Win in South Carolina

Julie Johnsson and Jaclyn Diaz Bloomberg
Boeing South Carolina Bastion Breached by Union in Rare Win. Machinists gain toehold with subset of workers in 787 factory.Planemaker says it’s appealing, sees ‘micro-unit’ as banned .

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Coding and Coercion

Ben Tarnoff/Björn Westergard Jacobin
An interview with Björn Westergard Unions have been trying to organize software engineers for decades, with little success. Here's a look at the organizing campaign that might turn things around.
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