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Michigan: Largest Fast Food Strike Yet

Ned Resnikoff MSNBC
As many as 400 workers at more than 60 fast food restaurants in the Detroit metro area walked off the job on Friday. The fast food strike in Detroit is the second major labor action to hit an American city’s fast food industry this week: On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 100 workers in St. Louis walked off the job at roughly 30 different restaurants. These rolling walkouts followed similar actions in New York, central Pennsylvania, and Chicago.

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Here's Why 2021 Could Be a Big Year for Labor Unions

Alicia Wallace CNN Business
The pandemic has put a spotlight on workers' rights issues and accelerated an organizing movement that's been slowly building in recent years — with actions such as the teachers' strikes in 2018 and the Fight for $15 movement.

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Film Review: 9to5, The Story of a Movement

Jenny Brown Labor Notes
"9to5: The Story of a Movement" premieres tonight on PBS and then will be available for streaming. The documentary uncovers inspiring and useful history and shows organizing as rewarding, engaging, and joyous.

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Google Workers Have Formed the Company's First-Ever Union

Brian Fung CNN
The union's formation comes after years of rising employee tensions at Google over the company's practices, including its work with the defense sector, plans for a censored search engine in China, and handling of sexual misconduct claims.

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Unions Worry Uptick in Automated Jobs Will Go Beyond Pandemic

Olivia Rockeman, James Attwood and Joe Deaux Bloomberg
To maintain productivity and safety, some jobs are installing robot coworkers. Labor unions worry that the robots will continue to occupy jobs after the pandemic ends while others say they will free up workers for other positions.
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