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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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Right to Work has Failed to Live up to Conservative Hype

Rick Haglund Michigan Advance
The annual decline in the number of union members actually slowed after the a right-to-work law in Michigan took effect in 2013. And membership grew to 604,000 in 2020 from 589,000 in 2019. 

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Wage Rule Trifecta Poses Test for Marty Walsh’s DOL Leadership

Ben Penn Bloomberg Law
The pending rulemakings involve legal questions that are frequently tested in Dept. of Labor investigations and in class actions pitting plaintiff’s attorneys and unions against management: contractor status, joint employment and tipped wages.

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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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