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Come on Joe: Stop John Deere from Shipping Jobs to Mexico

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Teamsters and Amazon labor union announce affiliation, member vote still ahead

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on June 5, 2024. It is shared here with permission. The Amazon Labor Union and the Teamsters have signed an affiliation agreement. “Today is an historical day for labor in America as we now combine forces with one of the most powerful unions to take on Amazon together,” […]

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How Tens of Thousands of Grad Workers Are Organizing Themselves

After a groundbreaking win at MIT, graduate workers elsewhere borrowed talking points for organizing research assistants in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. By Valentina Luketa / Labor Notes It’s the biggest organizing wave the U.S. labor movement has seen in decades. Graduate workers are unionizing in huge numbers, winning drive after drive with 90 percent […]

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Vivisection of the Vibe-Recession

By Les Leopold / Substack The economic pundits are freaking out again. A new poll finds that a majority of Americans think the economy is declining, when it is actually growing.  Half of us believe the stock market is crashing, when it is reaching new highs. Half of us also believe unemployment is at a disastrous 50-year […]

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University of California union’s Gaza solidarity strike spreads across campuses

This story originally appeared on Truthout on June 1, 2024. It is shared here with permission. A strike is underway within the University of California (UC) system — with UCLA, UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz all now participating — as unionized graduate student workers take collective action to protest the brutalization and repression of […]

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Accusing Mercedes of ‘Wanton Lawlessness,’ UAW Seeks New Alabama Vote

Mercedes-Benz employees hold up signs supporting the United Auto Workers in Alabama in 2024. (Photo: United Auto Workers/Facebook) By Jessica Corbett / Common Dreams The United Auto Workers on Friday formally challenged last week’s election loss at a pair of Mercedes-Benz facilities in Alabama, accusing the company of engaging in “an unprecedented, illegal anti-union campaign” and requesting […]

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Alabama Mercedes workers lose first union election, vow to fight on

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on May 17, 2024. It is shared here with permission. A no-holds-barred campaign by Mercedes management convinced a majority of workers at its Alabama factory complex to vote against forming a union. In addition to anti-union videos and mailings, captive-audience meetings, firings, and an onslaught of pressure from […]

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Are Republicans the Party of the Working Class?

Flag of the United States Republican Party. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by the Republican Party from September 24, 2020. By Les Leopold / Substack On November 3, 2020, Republican Senator Josh Hawley (R, MO) tweeted: “We are a working-class party now. That’s the future.” I wrote Wall Street’s War on Workers, in part, to figure out if […]

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Unions support student protestors against campus administrators and police

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on May 14, 2024. It is shared here with permission. As campus protests—and violent police repression—continue to roll across the country, some unions are getting involved. More than 2,700 protesters have been arrested on 64 college campuses since the initial arrests at Columbia University in New York on April 18. […]

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Southern Autoworkers Can Reverse Decades of Job Quality Decline

This is a victory celebration photo after Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, TN successfully voted to unionize on April 19, 2024. Diana Hussein, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Marc Bayard and Dev Wakeley / OtherWords The United Auto Workers recently scored the largest union victory in decades in the South. Their success at […]