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“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as ‘right-to-work.’ It provides no ‘rights’ and no ‘works.’ Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom...

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Higher education is still under attack, now more than ever. Across the U.S., tuition and student debt are rising dramatically while the quality of education, graduate job prospects, and working conditions for academic laborers are...

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The small town of Longview on the southwestern coast of Washington, has become ground zero for both the labor and Occupy movements. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is engaged in a crucial battle...

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Around the country, the Occupy movement has been attacked by coordinated police action. Thousands have been arrested in an attempt to crush a potentially powerful movement of the 99%. But, the movement is not going...

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The recent strike by unionized teachers in Tacoma demonstrated how union solidarity, and refusal to bow down to injunctions can defeat an arrogant school board set on breaking teachers unions and weakening public education. The...

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By a vote of 87%, more than 1900 teachers went on strike Tuesday morning in Tacoma. Instead of negotiating with teachers today, the school district petitioned the court which ordered teachers back to work. However...

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In a refreshingly straightforward style, Joe Burns argues persuasively that the cause of union decline is our inability to wage a successful strike. That is, one which shuts down production and compels the employer to...

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Ahead of a historic unionization vote by package handlers at FedEx Ground in Brockton, Massachusetts, supporters from across the U.S. organized solidarity actions at FedEx Office locations on July 22-23. If the workers vote to...

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By Teddy Shibabaw, Madison, Wisconsin Tuesday, June 14, 2011 is a date that will live in infamy. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court handed Governor Walker and his corporate backers a historic victory. Legal challenges to...

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To observers on both sides of this battle, it seemed a pivotal moment: on June 17, over 200 workers at a Target store just outside New York City voted on whether to unionize with United...

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