How big a year for the labor movement was 2021?

Nov 24, 2021
An online geographic tracker from Cornell shows there were dozens of strikes that didn't make it into national headlines or government data.
Nurses picket at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center on Nov. 10. Cornell's Labor Action Tracker documents the many strikes and other activities that aren't recorded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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2-tiered wage systems test today's labor relations

Oct 18, 2021
In the 1980s, some companies paid new workers less than current workers. Now, employers are trying that system during a labor shortage.
A striking worker pickets a John Deere facility in Davenport, Iowa. The current labor shortage is making it harder to pay new workers less than those already employed.
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Thousands of Kaiser Permanente health care workers threaten to strike

Oct 13, 2021
The union representing nurses and other health care staff say thousands more Kaiser employees could vote this week to authorize a strike.
Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at a drive-thru testing facility in San Francisco, California on March 12, 2020. Thousands of Kaiser Permanente nurses and health care workers are ready to strike over pay and working conditions.
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What's been the spark behind all the recent strikes and attempts to unionize?

Oct 7, 2021
In addition to cereal maker Kellogg's, there have also been strikes and union efforts at Amazon and within Hollywood.
Boxes of Kellogg's cereals including Froot Loops, Cocoa Krispies and Raisin Bran are seen at a store in Arlington, Virginia. Kellogg's factory workers are on strike this week. They're demanding better working conditions, benefits and protesting the outsourcing of jobs. 
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Facebook employees stage virtual protest over inaction on posts from Trump

Jun 2, 2020
CEO Mark Zuckerberg opted not to moderate a comment from Trump that Twitter flagged for glorifying violence.
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Workers at Walmart, Amazon and beyond strike for better conditions

May 1, 2020
Employees are asking consumers to refrain from buying these companies' products or services.
Workers at Amazon — along with several other major companies — went on strike on Friday, calling for better working conditions.
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Labor unions face increasing challenges in 2020

Jan 3, 2020
The Trump administration wants to make organizing more difficult.
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