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How young workers are unionizing Starbucks

Starbucks Workers United is racking up victorious union votes in one branch after another of the iconic American coffee chain. A young California-based worker-organizer explains why this organizing campaign is different.

Amazon, Starbucks and the sparking of a new American union movement

Media interest in the campaigns at Starbucks and Amazon suggests the American public may finally be paying attention.

How union workers safeguard American democracy

There’s no denying that this advocacy protects Americans’ freedoms.

Why young workers are driving a wave of unionization

Increasing numbers of millennials and zoomers in the public sector, tech field, gig economy, nonprofit community, education and other sectors also view collective action as the path to a brighter future.

Might Starbucks soon start sharing the bucks?

Baristas in Buffalo are mounting the coffee giant’s most significant union challenge yet.

How employers punish workers for forming unions

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would better protect workers from illegal bullying and retaliation during the organizing process.

#DontFundEvil: Google workers form a union to combat workplace concerns

"The future of tech is stronger with the power of a union."

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers prepare for general strike...

Even a work stoppage in certain parts of the country would be historic; the last time a general strike took place in the U.S. was in 1946.

Why rebuilding America’s manufacturing muscle is essential

Decades of industrial decline left America unprepared for the pandemic. COVID-19 simply caught America flat-footed.

“He’s opposed every increase in the minimum wage”: AFL-CIO chief rips...

"They've done more things to hurt workers than they have to help them," Richard Trumka said of the Trump administration.

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The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.
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How Trump is following Hitler’s playbook

History shows there are no “one-day” dictatorships. When democracies fall, they typically fall completely.