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On Labor Day, Where’s Labor? How Did American Workers Lose Their Power?

    On Labor Day, Where’s Labor? How Did American Workers Lose Their Power?

MINNEAPOLIS — (Analysis) Three scenes from America’s class war: In 1897, the president of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills in Atlanta hired 20 Negro women to work in the folding department of one of the mills. The other 1,400 workers, all white, promptly walked off the job in protest. According the historian Philip S. Foner…

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Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

    Trump’s “Beautiful” Employment Numbers Mask an Ugly Reality for US Workers

WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration and the media were positively giddy at the news: the U.S. had added 223,000 jobs in May, representing a record 92nd consecutive month of jobs growth, and reducing the unemployment rate to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since the height of the dotcom boom in 2000. “New Milestones in Jobs…

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Rebellion forces charges against Baltimore cops

    Rebellion forces charges against Baltimore cops

It is no coincidence that Baltimore’s state attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced on May 1 that six police officers had been indicted and arrested for the murder of Freddie Grey, a

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Boston school bus drivers vote in fired union leaders

    Boston school bus drivers vote in fired union leaders

Boston — In a stunning victory, the militant, fighting rank and file of the Boston school bus drivers’ union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, voted in the full slate of Team

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Michigan workers rally for the union at Sysco

  Michigan workers rally for the union at Sysco

Grand Rapids, MI—Around 50 workers and drivers joined a Teamsters Union Local 406 rally outside the food distribution giant Sysco

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