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From Amazon to Starbucks, America is Unionizing. Will Politics Catch Up?: A debate on how unions build power today and whether politicians - particularly Democrats - are still behind them.

  On this New York Times podcast, “The Argument,” Jane Coaston asks two leading labor voices in America to debate the current role of unions, how the watershed vote at an Amazon warehouse is changing their work and whether Democrats have failed workers. Liz Shuler is the president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. Read More

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The Amazon Labor Union’s Historic Victory Was the First Step: But with the full support of the New York City labor movement and the broader community, the workers can win.

The ALU can still win on this battlefield. Better organized than many older unions, it understands that the workers on the inside need to be the focus of its efforts. Read the complete article here >> Read More

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Amazon’s NYC Warehouse Workers Vote to Unionize: Jane McAlevey discusses the vote and what comes next.

In a vote that came down to 2,654 votes in favor to 2,131 against unionization, New York City’s warehouse Amazon workers become the first in the nation to unionize. Jane McAlevey and Gwynne Hogan, reporter for WNYC and Gothamist, discuss the vote and what comes next.   Read More

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How Workers Can Win in 2022: They need to create a crisis in order to turn this country around.

Our new Gilded Age of obscene wealth and arrogance stands in stark contrast to the everyday struggles faced by tens of millions of exhausted workers fighting just to stay healthy and alive, avoid eviction, make the next month’s rent payment, or find the kind of job that will leave enough free time to help their children with homework. Read More

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In Berlin, Overworked Hospital Staff Went on Strike for a Month — and Won: Medics launched a month long strike that forced hospital management to guarantee minimum staffing levels

The particular conversational technique that worked so well is part of Jane McAlevey’s tool kit for building mass-participation strikes, developed by drawing on the tactics of the radical Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) unions of 1930s America. Read the article >> Read More