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Originally posted on The Stranger. My workday starts on an unfinished floor with no windows, 40 stories up. I scan Seattle’s skyline, watching the endless headlights stream along I-5 and Highway 99. As the sun...

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In California over the course of the last month, 19,000 nurses working at facilities owned by medical giant Kaiser Permanente won a significant victory. Their new contract includes several important new provisions demanded by the...

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The spirit of the West Virginia teachers’ strike permeated the 3,000 plus attendance at the April 6-8 Labor Notes convention in Chicago. By organizing a strike, county by county, and winning in a right to...

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Three Socialist Alternative members from Arkansas drove to Tulsa to take part in demonstrations. The following report is based on conversations they had with Oklahoma teachers. Oklahoma teachers are continuing the wave of strikes that...

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Thousands of teachers and students flooded the Kentucky State Capital on Monday, April 2, to oppose vicious Republican-backed cuts to pension programs and the threat of cuts to education funding. The majority of counties were...

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Michelle Sola, member of Boston Socialist Alternative, is helping lead a union drive at The Arc in Westwood, MA, a day program for adults with developmental disabilities, where workers recently voted 58% to join AFSCME....

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The two-week-long strike waged by Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), Local 6300 IFT/AFT AFL-CIO at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) against the university administration has been won! Negotiations for the 2,700 graduate students began...

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During February and March, the Boston branch of Socialist Alternative focused our work on the women’s movement, growing out of the explosive #MeToo movement and the exciting women’s marches of the past two years. We...

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El pasado mes de junio, Amazon compró la cadena de supermercados Whole Foods por 13,7 billones de dólares, siguiendo su política de expansión corporativa. Los trabajadores de Whole Foods, mal pagados, pero que ya conocen...

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“Until they sign it, shut it down!” chanted West Virginia teachers from all 55 counties across the state at a demonstration in the capitol building on the eighth day of an illegal strike. The teachers,...

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