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  1. vision 2020
    Raise Wages, Bernie Sanders Tells Walmart ShareholdersThe 2020 candidate joined Walmart associates at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, saying it still pays many employees “starvation wages.”
  2. vision 2020
    In Appeal to Moderates, Bernie Calls for Worker-Ownership of Means of ProductionSanders’s new plan for increasing labor’s share of profits is both more socialist – and more popular – than some of his more conventional policies.
  3. vision 2020
    McDonald’s Workers Are Striking, and 2020 Candidates Are Paying AttentionSeveral candidates are joining picket lines, and Fight for $15 is launching a push to make unionization a 2020 presidential issue.
  4. immigration
    Trump: E-Verify Would Make It Too Hard to Hire Undocumented WorkersTrump admits he’s fine with undocumented workers “taking” American jobs — he just wants those workers to have no rights and live in constant fear.
  5. so you want to be president
    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Put a Former Public-School Teacher in Her CabinetThe candidate has pledged to nominate a former public-school teacher to be Education secretary.
  6. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Put a Former Public School Teacher in Her CabinetThe candidate has pledged to nominate a former public school teacher to be Education secretary.
  7. open letter
    Dear Gamers of Delta Air Lines, You Have Nothing to Lose But Your ChainsDelta Air Lines is using video games to try to dissuade workers from unionizing.
  8. business
    Global Drivers’ Strike Shows Tide May Be Shifting for Uber and LyftWith both companies going public this spring, the demonstrations are drawing more attention, and Democratic politicians are echoing drivers’ concerns.
  9. politics
    With PRO Act, Democrats Commit to Dramatic Labor ReformsMany Democrats, including 2020 hopefuls, backed a bill that would greatly improve workers’ rights. The labor movement will hold them to it.
  10. politics
    Educators Leave Their Mark on International Workers’ DayAround 10,000 public educators in South Carolina marched in the state capital, and there were other rallies linked to RedforEd across the country.
  11. labor
    Now We Can’t Eat Nutella AnymoreA damning New York Times investigation sheds a light on Turkey’s exploitative hazelnut industry.
  12. vision 2020
    Biden Boasts Strong Support From Unions, Union BustersBiden’s campaign launch will take him to a union hall — and a high-dollar fundraiser hosted by a union-busting lawyer and lobbyist for Comcast.
  13. not mueller time
    All the News That Was Buried by the Mueller ReportToday was a good day to hide bad news, if you had it. But we excavated it.
  14. elizabeth warren
    The Labor Movement’s Resurgence in Democratic PoliticsIntelligencer staffers discuss which candidate might win over newly empowered unions in 2020.
  15. politics
    Massive Stop & Shop Strike Raises the Stakes for 2020 DemocratsAs a national strike wave continues, Democratic candidates will have to work hard for labor’s vote.
  16. vision 2020
    Labor Unions Aren’t Throwing Their Weight Around in the Democratic PrimariesAfter an unhappy experience in 2016, most unions are reluctant to choose a Democratic candidate early, and are preparing for holy war against Trump.
  17. poverty
    Trump Economic Team: Welfare Cuts Poverty. So, Let’s Cut Welfare.A White House report argues that the safety net has nearly eliminated poverty — so we should slash it to teach the poor “self-sufficiency.”
  18. vision 2020
    America’s Second-Largest Teachers Union Is Trying Not to Make 2016’s MistakeThe American Federation of Teachers has rolled out its endorsement process for candidates, and says that it’s prepared to hold Democrats to account.
  19. transportation
    Flight Attendants Are Ready to Protest Over Frontier’s Low PayAfter fighting to end the shutdown, flight attendants are taking on another kind of wage insecurity, which they say makes a vital job more difficult.
  20. education
    Teacher Protests Won Higher Funding for Schools, But It’s Still Not EnoughDespite improvements driven by teacher strikes, schools in many areas remain underfunded. A lasting fix will require changing state governments.
  21. vision 2020
    Klobuchar’s Alleged Staff Mistreatment Is a Valid Concern for American WorkersExamining the senator’s treatment of her staff isn’t sexist, it’s a key question for those looking for a president who takes labor rights seriously.
  22. labor
    This Is Why Oakland’s Teachers Are on StrikeIt’s not just about wages. It’s about the ramifications of extreme income inequality in the Bay Area.
  23. education
    West Virginia Teachers Strike Again, Appear to Score Another VictoryHours after teachers walked out, a bill that would have raised their pay but allowed charter schools and private school vouchers was tabled.
  24. labor
    New York City Fast-Food Workers’ Next Target: Unfair FiringsNew legislation in New York City aims to make it harder for managers to fire fast-food workers for reasons other than misconduct or poor performance.
  25. politics
    The Union That Ended the Shutdown Is Preparing to ProtestEven if the government doesn’t shut down next Friday, flight attendants intend to protest at some major airports.
  26. technology
    Rage Drove the Google Walkout. Can It Bring About Real Change at Tech Companies?The tools of technology can stop a workers’ revolution as surely as they can help start one.
  27. politics
    West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Won’t Support Charter School BillAhead of Jim Justice’s press conference, teachers repeatedly condemned the omnibus bill as “retaliation” for last year’s walkout.
  28. education
    GOP Lawmakers Learned Nothing From Last Year’s Teacher WalkoutsWest Virginia Republicans are pushing a bill that could spark another walkout, and they aren’t the only state lawmakers mulling retaliatory measures.
  29. politics
    Glad the Shutdown’s Over? Thank WorkersThe labor movement deserves credit for helping end the government shutdown.
  30. government shutdown
    Airport Workers Forced Trump to Cave (Like a Dog)Republicans are willing to condone a lot of awful things for the sake of political convenience – but personal inconvenience at the airport isn’t one.
  31. government shutdown
    Flight Attendants Are ‘Mobilizing Immediately’ Over Shutdown, Union SaysSara Nelson, head of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, is urging members to visit their congressional reps and demand an end to the shutdown.
  32. government shutdown
    Flight Attendants Are ‘Mobilizing Immediately’ Over Shutdown, Union SaysSara Nelson, head of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, is urging members to visit their congressional reps and demand an end to the shutdown.
  33. government shutdown
    Could a Long-Shot Aviation Strike Be What Finally Ends the Shutdown?It is illegal for federal employees to strike, but aviation labor unions and GOP lawmakers raised the possibility of drastic industry-wide action.
  34. education
    After a Weeklong Strike, Los Angeles Teachers May Have a DealMembers of the United Teachers of Los Angeles still have to vote on the deal, but it sounds like a victory for striking educators.
  35. protests
    Trump Labor Counsel Hopes Legal Trap Can Kill Scabby the RatBanning the ubiquitous inflatable rat balloon would be a psychological blow to labor, but experts believe the First Amendment will protect him.
  36. city politic
    Mayor de Blasio Aims to Guarantee All New Yorkers a Paid VacationIf the mayor’s call for two weeks of paid vacation a year passes, New York could become the first U.S. city to mandate paid time off.
  37. government shutdown
    Two Weeks Into Shutdown, Hundreds of TSA Agents Have Stopped Showing Up for WorkWith the shutdown freezing their pay, many TSA workers are calling in sick to work second jobs or save money on child-care costs.
  38. education
    The Teachers’ Strike Wave May Be Coming to Los AngelesThousands of L.A. public school educators and allies marched over the weekend, and next month the district might see its first strike in 30 years.
  39. business
    More Tesla Workers Want to Unionize, Despite Elon Musk’s Promises of Free Fro-YoTesla’s Buffalo plant is pushing to organize, though other workers have complained of anti-union coercion and intimidation at the company.
  40. politics
    The Nation’s First Charter-School Strike Is Over – For NowAcero Schools’ management gave in on some of the educators’ key demands, agreeing to raise pay, reduce class sizes, and set a sanctuary school policy.
  41. labor
    Acero Charter Schools Takes Legal Action To Stop StrikeAcero Charters Schools Is Taking Legal Action Against Striking Teachers
  42. labor
    Inside the First Charter-School Strike: ‘30k Is Not a Livable Wage in Chicago’Following a wave of public educator protests, teachers at Chicago’s Acero Schools charter network are demanding higher pay and smaller class sizes.
  43. labor
    For Low-Wage Workers, the Fight For 15 Movement Has Been a BoonA study found the movement directly led to a $68 billion raise for 22 million low-wage workers, in addition to fueling a broader progressive cause.
  44. strikes
    Union Leaders Rip Yankees for Crossing Picket Line at Boston HotelAs if Bostonians needed another reason to hate the Yankees.
  45. amazon
    Why Amazon Raised Its Minimum Wage to $15The move comes in response to a pressure campaign. But it might also be aimed at increasing labor costs for Amazon’s less stable competitors.
  46. sex work
    Julia Salazar’s Win Is a Huge Victory for Sex WorkersHer success shows that candidates can vocally support sex workers’ rights and get elected.
  47. women on strike
    The Radical Boldness of the McDonald’s Sexual-Harassment StrikeToday’s action is the first-ever nationwide strike against sexual harassment, and it’s led by working-class women of color.
  48. labor
    McDonald’s Workers Are Going on a Historic Strike Over Sexual HarassmentOrganizers say this is the country’s first multi-state strike against sexual misconduct.
  49. labor
    15 Ways President Trump Has Hurt the American WorkerDonald Trump loves the working class as a mascot — but despises it as a class.
  50. criminal justice reform
    America’s Prisoners Are on Strike. We Can’t Afford to Deny Their Demands.Our nation’s mass incarceration habit is morally and financially bankrupting us. This week, America’s inmates are staging an intervention.
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