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Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit

Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit
Activists are stepping up the plate and fighting the Detroit water shutoffs.
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Momentum for Paid Sick Days Builds as Jersey City Passes New Requirements

Momentum for Paid Sick Days Builds as Jersey City Passes New Requirements
Jersey City, NJ, became the sixth city to require paid sick days for employees at private businesses after the City Council passed the new rules on a 7–1 vote. Mayor Steven Fulop (D) is a supporter of the measure and is expected to sign it into law.
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Sean Savett
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Workers Want Unions But Employers Thwart Organizing

Workers Want Unions But Employers Thwart Organizing
Last March, 18 bakers at a Panera Bread franchise in southwest Michigan voted to join a labor union.  Now, nearly a year later, they are still waiting for their employer, Bread of Life, to recognize their bargaining unit.
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Beau Biden: Leading the March in North Carolina

Last Saturday, beneath a clear blue sunny sky, Delaware’s Attorney General Beau Biden—who is also a commissioned officer in his home state’s National Guard—spoke in support of the Democratic ticket to a gathering of former warriors and their families at Fayetteville, North Carolina’s Veterans Park.
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Victory for Forced Labor in Walmart's US Supply Chain

The National Guestworker Alliance just announced a huge victory. The C.J.’s Seafood workers who exposed forced labor on the Wal-Mart supply chain in June were vindicated by the federal government, which granted them U-Visas—special visas for victims of serious crimes. This is an extraordinary victory for worker organizing and labor law enforcement in the U.S.
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