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Good Riddance to a Terrible National Labour Relations Board Head

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/peter-robb-nlrb-general-counsel-fired

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Feminist Trade Unionists Have Long Fought for Universal Health Care

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/feminism-trade-unions-universal-health-care

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Joe Biden Should Tell Amazon’s Workers They’re Stronger With a Union

Nearly 6,000 workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama are preparing to vote on unionizing. It's the most important labor battle in the US right now — and Joe Biden should say he stands with the workers.

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/amazon-organizing-union-joe-biden-alabama

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Why the Minimum Wage Won Where Biden Couldn’t

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GALEN HERZ

In conservative Florida, where Trump edged out Biden last year by 51 percent to 48 percent, a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2026 passed with nearly 61 percent of the vote. By appealing to Floridians' material interests across lines of race and geography, the campaign shows how left economic policies can win even in right-wing contexts.

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/minimum-wage-biden-fight-for-15-florida

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Biden toughens workplace safety guidelines but lets stand DPA meat production order

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/31/biden-workplace-safety-dpa-meat...

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Silicon Valley Wants to Entrench the Gig Economy and Neutralize the Labor Movement

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ALEX N. PRESS

Gig economy companies and organized labor are at war over the future of work and the definition of “employee.” The companies’ strategy has split the labor movement by enticing some unions into a partnership-based company unionism instead of independent workers’ organizing.

 

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/silicon-valley-gig-economy-labor-biden

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When are we ever going to address inequality?

How about it Lower Mainland?

Seattle City Council approves $4 per hour mandatory pay boost for grocery workers during COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-city-council-...

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