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On October 26, workers of the 63rd Street and 2nd Avenue Hot and Crusty bakery ended a 55-day picket line against shop closure. After weeks of struggle, workers have reached a bargaining agreement that recognizes...

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Many workers and activists have been excited by the recent reports of walkouts and strikes against Walmart. For years unions have tried to organize workers in this notoriously antiunion corporation. Walmart employs over 1.4 million...

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“Our working conditions are your child’s learning conditions.” – Slogan from Chicago Teachers’ Strike The 29,000-strong Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is on strike for the first time since 1987. Pickets went up outside 675 schools...

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Under Mayor Daley, Chicago was the testing ground for the agenda of privatization, closures, staffing cuts and high-stakes testing that led to President Obama’s Race to the Top. The response of the best activists in...

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Corporate energy behemoth Con Edison locked out 8,500 workers of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America on June 30th. This is part of the continued attacks on the rights and benefits of working...

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Over four long days, postal workers are taking a courageous and difficult stand by going on a hunger strike. This fast, from June 24-28, in coordination with hundreds of protesting postal workers and community members,...

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A party of the working class is needed to defend workers in Wisconsin and beyond By George Martin Fell Brown and Richard Payton, Madison, WI A little over a year ago, the working people of...

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While we are allegedly in a “recovery,” mass layoffs and corporate bankruptcies are occurring in sector after sector of the workforce, including the postal service, American Airlines, Archer Daniels Midland, Kodak, and Procter & Gamble....

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Longshore workers and the Occupy movement won an important victory in Longview, Washington in February, defeating EGT, an international conglomerate of grain exporters that tried to open the first grain terminal on the west coast...

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War clouds are gathering, once again, over the Middle East. Heightening tensions over the last months between the US and its allies and Iran have seen covert assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, cyber warfare, attacks...

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