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Fast food workers plan strikes, civil disobedience on Sept. 4

It’s insane.

They’re organizing to demand more pay than their work is worth, when they should be organizing against economic policies that force them into menial jobs to survive. 276 more words

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Protesters block customers from entering Apple's Flagship San Francisco Store

“A group of about 50 protesters representing service employees who they allege are underpaid, blocked people from entering the main doors of the flagship Apple Store in San Francisco’s Union Square Thursday,” Sam Colt reports for Business Insider. 95 more words

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Home care workers win election, take momentum into contract talks

Home health care workers in Minnesota have spoken, and they voted decisively to form a union, the state’s Bureau of Mediation Services announced yesterday.

Now the fight to improve the lives of home care workers and the people they serve shifts from the organizing field to the negotiation table – and back to the State Capitol. 473 more words

Minnesota Legislature

Ex-School Union Official Pleads Guilty In NY Theft

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An assistant high school principal in New York has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $800,000 from teachers union bank accounts. 203 more words

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Party for Your Right to Fight for Wage Slavery

When I was a young graduate student during Bill Clinton’s first campaign, I attended an on-campus rally featuring Jesse Jackson, who was stumping for Willy all over the country. 636 more words