There's growing support for a new way of collectively bargaining

Nov 1, 2019
Several Democratic presidential candidates are pushing for sectoral bargaining, in which whole industries are unionized instead of a single company.
Members of the United Auto Workers and supporters picket outside of General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly during the strike in September.
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U.S. lawmakers visit Mexico for labor reform assurances under trade deal

Oct 7, 2019
Congressional Democrats have suggested they could vote for the North American pact if protections for Mexican workers are sufficiently implemented.
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Democratic presidential candidates make their pitch to labor unions

Oct 4, 2019
Most of the leading Democratic presidential candidates will be in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday, trying to woo union members.
Democratic presidential candidates on stage at the second round of primary debates in July in Detroit.
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LA teachers are striking against the school district, but it is the state that controls the purse strings

Jan 14, 2019
California is unusual in that the bulk of education funding comes from the state budget
Thousands of teachers march in the rain through Los Angeles on Monday, on the first day of the first teachers strike in 30 years targeting the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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Government labor board proposes rolling back a rule that made union organizing easier

Sep 14, 2018
Business organizations support the change, but labor activists say it would make low-wage contract workers more vulnerable.

U.S and Canada prepare to resume tough NAFTA talks

Sep 3, 2018
On Wednesday, Canadian and U.S. negotiators head back to the negotiating table for discussions on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.) Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted that there was no need to keep Canada in the deal…

President of NAACP on Janus decision: "Civil rights and workers rights are inextricably linked"

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Jun 29, 2018
The Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME disproportionately impacts public sector African-American workers.
Union activists and supporters rally against the Supreme Court's ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case, in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, June 27, 2018 in New York City.
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What does the Supreme Court's Janus ruling mean for unions? It would be like the government no longer enforcing taxes

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Jun 28, 2018
"What would happen is fewer people would pay their taxes and the ability of government to provide services would then erode," says Harvard professor Benjamin Sachs.
Activists rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court back in February over the Janus v. AFSCME case.
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Supreme Court to hear arguments on "fair-share" union dues

Feb 23, 2018
Labor advocates have described this case as the biggest threat to labor unions in years
A police officer stands guard on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in June 2017.
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Builders battle freezing temps to keep construction boom going

Feb 21, 2018
With tight deadlines, construction often doesn't stop for the weather.
"You just gotta suck it up," said Kai Yee, a laborer in Cleveland, Ohio when asked how he deals with extreme cold. “If [you] can’t do the job, they’ll bring somebody else who can. Everybody’s replaceable.” 
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