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Strikers notebook: "inspiring to see thousands of us, conservatives and progressives, join during this strike"

Strikers notebook: "inspiring to see thousands of us, conservatives and progressives, join during this strike"

West Virginians tend to band together in times of crisis, as we did during the deadly floods of summer, 2016. WV has fundamental problems of poverty and depression that go well beyond public employees... and a long history of labor action. It has been inspiring to see thousands of us, conservatives and progressives, young and old, join during this strike. Read our Striker's Notebook. 

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Janus: a roundup of coverage

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Janus: a roundup of coverage

Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME may strip rights from thousands of US workers. Whether the case is news to you or, like us, you're obsessively reading everything we're glad to have you here.

We're posting coverage we think is helpful as we find it, newest on top. See something you think we should include? Send it our way! And more Janus coverage is coming to our Steward Update readers, so subscribe today and don't miss an issue.

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New Laws Target Protestors

january 2018

New Laws Target Protestors

New laws in the US and Canada, and new use of existing laws, seek to limit protests by workers and consumers. This trend is of concern to advocates of many kinds, and unionists in particular.

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An Injury to One: Solidarity in Scary Times

december 2018

An Injury to One: Solidarity in Scary Times

Even before the US election, workers in both the US and Canada faced increasing harassment and hate crimes. Between that and the policy environment—from so-called right-to-work laws, to increased penalties for protesting, to budget cuts and safety-net rollbacks—there is a growing urgency for unions and worker organizations to be a source of safety and protection for their members.

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