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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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Class Struggle Unionism

Alex Riccio Organizing Work
Alex Riccio argues Joe Burns’ latest book is powerfully inspiring but short on details.

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Here's Why Gen Z is Unionizing

Ramishah Maruf CNN Business
Many of the Gen Z generation say they want to join a movement where social causes are part of their workplace values.

Moments of Rupture: The 1930s and the Great Depression

Michael Goldfield and Cody R. Melcher Organizing Upgrade
Occasionally, in politics and social-economic struggles, there occur "moments of rupture," periods of dizzying and dramatic change when hosts of opportunities present themselves and existing arrangements of power are radically altered.

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Labor Unions Band Together to Tackle NY’s High Hospital Prices

Caroline Lewis The Gothamist
The group is pushing legislation that would give health plans — including those managed by labor unions — more leverage to haggle over the price of health care and eliminate certain anti-competitive practices.

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How Workers Can Safeguard Pensions

Steve Early Labor Notes
The book under review, written from a labor organizer's informed perspective, is seen by the book reviewer—himself a longtime labor militant-- as an essential resource for workers navigating their retirement and pension options.

Friday Nite Videos | October 8, 2021

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