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Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. launched a Poor People’s Campaign aimed at bringing the issue of poverty to the fore. He declared: “[When] profit motives and property rights are considered more important than...

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In Missouri, where unions have long been on the defensive, there is a growing understanding of the role unions can play in defending their rights in the workplace. Missouri’s right-to-work law passed as Senate Bill...

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The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen to consider a lawsuit known as “Janus V. AFSCME.” Through hearing this case, and most likely ruling in favor of it, the Supreme Court will use its power to...

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Faced with potential attacks on employee health insurance, increasing safety concerns, and attacks on funding for mass transit, members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 – with a new rank and file president – are...

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A mitad de septiembre Bernie Sanders lanzó su largamente prometido plan Medicare for All (Medicare para Todos), primero lo hizo en el Senado y esta propuesta es un paso adelante histórico en la lucha por...

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Ryan Timlin, a member of Socialist Alternative and longtime labor activist, is running for president of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1005, representing Transit Workers in Minneapolis. After we went to press, it became clear that Timlin is running unopposed...

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Seattle’s labor movement got a shot in the arm in early August, as 300 members of Teamsters Local 174’s Sand & Gravel division were pushed to struggle for a better contract. This section of the...

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In exchange for $3 billion from the state government, electronics giant Foxconn will build a massive factory in Wisconsin. What’s good for big business is good for the rest of us. Right? Given who’s promoting...

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The realities of Seattle’s $15/hr minimum wage are troublesome for conservative Chicken Littles who warned that it would collapse Seattle’s economy. Propelled by workers and led by 15 Now and Socialist Alternative, the $15 movement...

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August 4 – In a serious defeat, Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi decided against joining the United Auto Workers (UAW). Had this drive been won, it would have echoed across the country as an important...

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