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UPDATE: Monday, November 11, 2018 – it is reported that 11,000 UPS Freight drivers – whose contract is separate to the main UPS package delivery worker contract – approved a new contract, thus averting a...

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The historic citywide strike launched by 6,000 hotel workers in Chicago in September is now down to only one hotel after workers ratified contracts at 25 other locations, winning key demands of year-round health care...

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On August 30, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) voted to authorize strike action by an astounding 98%. UTLA had been strung along by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for well over a year....

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#MeToo has hit the tech world as hundreds, possibly thousands, of Google employees, led by women, are organizing a historic walkout from work on November 1 at 11:10 AM. Spurred by a October 25 New...

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Amazon’s announcement on Tuesday that it will now pay a minimum of $15 an hour in the U.S. shows that when workers fight back and organize, we can win. We should be clear: this wage...

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Since the 1980s unions have been almost constantly on the defensive, facing a relentless neoliberal offensive by the bosses. Despite some spectacular rearguard struggles, the trend has been toward defeated strikes and a retreat by...

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After 90% approved strike authorization in August, Teamster members at UPS were given a contract to vote on. Here, Socialist Alternative interviews Chuck Cannon, a UPS worker from Philadelphia. What are the main aspects of...

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On September 18, 2018, McDonald’s workers, who have also been fighting for $15 an hour, went on strike against sexual harassment in 10 cities across the U.S. including Chicago, San Francisco, L.A., and New Orleans....

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It is increasingly clear that educators’ unions have a new fighting spirit since the uprising of teachers in West Virginia last spring. The school year began with a wave of strike authorizations from LA to...

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On September 13, over 3,000 striking hotel workers and their supporters marched through downtown Chicago, in an escalation of their citywide fight for living wages, adequate staffing, and year-round health care. The strike, which began...

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