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Re: The Worker Thread

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:39 am

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... This week in New Jersey, the Fight for $15 scored a huge win as the governor signed a $15 statewide minimum wage into law — a change that will give 100,000 workers a raise. And in Illinois, the state Senate passed a $15 bill, getting us closer than ever to making Illinois the first midwest state to win $15, while Connecticut and Pennsylvania are considering $15 statewide bills of their own.

Our momentum right now is unstoppable — and that's all because of you. Thanks for keeping up the fight until EVERY worker makes enough to pay our bills, feed our families and live with dignity.

Onward,
Terrence Wise, McDonald's
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:33 pm

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:51 pm

Teacher strikes made 2018 the biggest year for worker protest in a generation

About 485,200 workers were involved in major work stoppages in 2018, new Labor Department data shows. It’s the highest figure since 1986.

The trend is striking.
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The labor unrest wasn’t a result of prominent unions in manufacturing, such as United Automobile Workers, or transportation, such as Teamsters. It was driven by a wave of teacher strikes that spread from West Virginia (35,000 workers) to Oklahoma (45,000) and Kentucky (26,000). Within months, 267,000 more teachers in Arizona, Colorado and North Carolina staged walkouts.

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Looks like more in NC than any other state. Cool, though the reason it was necessary is sad.
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... It’s a return to prominence for a profession that took the lead in the late 1960s and ‘70s, when educators fought for basic bargaining rights and, later, against budget cuts stemming from an economic downturn, said Jon Shelton a historian at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and author of “Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order.”

He ranked the 2018 strikes among the most important labor victories in more than a century.

“Perhaps the only time in history we’ve seen things of quite that magnitude was in the late nineteenth century when you had spontaneous revolts of working-class people,” Shelton said.
I'm hoping the kids learned some important lessons from this.
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... we just won $15 in Illinois. It's the fifth state to win $15 and the first midwestern state ever — and we're just getting started.

They once laughed at us for fighting for $15. Now more than 1 in 5 workers are covered by a $15 minimum wage, and 22 million workers have won $68 billion in raises since our movement began in 2012. One by one, states are wising up to what we've known all along: that all workers need $15, and that a decent wage is good for workers, good for business, and good for the economy....

But our work's not over. It's time for the rest of the country to catch up. And that means $15, everywhere.

... On the heels of our victories in Illinois and New Jersey, workers are fighting to win $15 in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and Maryland.

We won't stop until every worker in America has the life and dignity they deserve. And that means $15 from coast to coast. Sign the petition: Congress, pass a $15 national minimum wage, NOW >>

... We're going to keep fighting, and it gives us power to have you with us.

Solidarity,

Tyree Johnson
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