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Local IWW History
Features, Municipal Government, National

Local IWW History

Hartford, Connecticut – Since the groundbreaking work of Jesse Lemisch, Howard Zinn and Staughton Lynd, “history from the bottom up” has become an important part of the radical landscape. Such history informs us that everyday people propel events while underscoring that progress comes from collective action. To paraphrase Zinn, untold numbers of people whose names…

Glass-Factory Employees Reject UAW
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Glass-Factory Employees Reject UAW

MORAINE, Ohio—Workers at Fuyao Glass America voted against joining the United Auto Workers Nov. 9 by a 2-1 margin. The UAW had spent more than a year trying to organize the 1,600 workers at the Chinese-owned automotive-glass plant. “It was fairly shocking,” Fuyao worker Jeremy Grant, a UAW supporter, told the Dayton Daily News. “We…

Chicago SEIU: Spend Amazon Tax Breaks on Child Care
Features, Health and Safety, National

Chicago SEIU: Spend Amazon Tax Breaks on Child Care

CHICAGO, Ill.—The $2.25 billion in tax breaks Chicago and the state of Illinois are offering Amazon as enticements for its second North American headquarters would be enough to give all Chicago families “universally affordable” child care and pay providers a living wage for providers, SEIU Healthcare and a group of parents and child-care providers contended…

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