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Jeff Schuhrke has been a Working In These Times contributor since 2013. He has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master’s in Labor Studies from UMass Amherst. Follow him on Twitter: @JeffSchuhrke

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U.S. Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine
While some national labor groups remain silent, union locals across the country are speaking out to defend Palestinians from Israeli aggression.
Labor
Just 3 Democrats Stand in the Way of the PRO Act Coming to the Senate Floor for a Vote
Facing pressure, Sens. Joe Manchin and Angus King have signed on to the landmark labor bill, leaving just three Democratic holdouts: Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Kelly and Mark Warner.
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The Movement to End At-Will Employment Is Getting Serious
Unlike much of the world, the U.S. doesn’t ensure “just cause” employment. This coalition in Illinois hopes to change that.
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After Threatening Strike, Chicago Teachers Set “New Standard” With Safer School Reopening Plan
Hard-fought negotiations and a strike threat led to Chicago teachers reaching the “most comprehensive agreement for reopening schools” in the country, potentially setting a model for other districts nationwide.
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Chicago Teachers Are Showing the Country How to Fight an Unsafe Reopening
As the mayor tries to force them back into schools, teachers may be headed into another strike.
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The Labor Movement Has a Game Plan for the Biden Era
This time, unions intend to get something done.
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Chicago Teachers Are Considering a Strike Amid Pandemic Surge
With Covid cases rising, the Chicago Teachers Union and its allies are resisting Mayor Lightfoot's plan to force educators back into the classroom—and could walk off the job.
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“This Strike Is a Fight for Our Lives”: Healthcare Workers Are Walking Off the Job to Demand Pandemic Protections
In Chicago and across the country, a wave of strikes by nursing home aides and other healthcare workers is showing that collective action is necessary for survival.
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Millions of U.S Workers for Walmart, McDonald’s and Other Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps and Medicaid
A new report commissioned by Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive.
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"We Won’t Let Him": Unions Nationwide Are Planning a General Strike If Trump Tries to Steal the Election
President Trump has signaled he’s ready to declare victory before all the votes are counted. These unions are saying "hell no"—by planning massive workplace actions.
Viewpoint
Trump’s Calls for Voter Intimidation Are Already Being Heeded. Here’s How to Respond.
We could see a deluge of Trump-sponsored voter intimidation on Election Day. Protecting our democracy requires stopping it in its tracks.
Labor
The Nightmare Facing the Poor and Working Class If There’s Not Another Stimulus
With time running out and Republicans balking at more Covid relief, U.S. workers are facing a future of financial misery.
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Healthcare Workers Are Leading the Largest Strike Ever at the University of Illinois-Chicago
In the face of a deadly pandemic, UIC’s largely Black and Latino hospital workforce is demanding workplace safety and livable wages.
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OSHA Is Failing Essential Workers. Why Not Let Them Sue Their Bosses?
Labor
Weed That’s Legal and Union: Marijuana Dispensary Becomes First in Illinois to Unionize
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Field Museum Workers Say It’s Time for the CEO to Start Making Sacrifices, Too
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Labor Unions Were Crucial in Bernie Sanders’ New Hampshire Victory
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To Build a Left-Wing Unionism, We Must Reckon With the AFL-CIO’s Imperialist Past
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Why 15,000 Indiana Teachers Just Walked Off the Job
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Elizabeth Warren Says Make the Rich Pay for Striking Chicago Teachers’ Demands
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Chicago Teachers Won Public Support for Their Strike. Here’s How.
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Graduate Workers Are Going to Fight Like Hell to Stop the Trump NLRB’s New Rule
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Did You Get a Text Inviting You to a Picket Line? It Might Be from Bernie Sanders.
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We’ve Been Fighting for $15 For 7 Years. Today I’m Celebrating a Historic Victory.
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When Janus Backfires: A Test Case In Labor Solidarity After Fair Share
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Hyatt Workers Win 4-Week Strike, Hours After Third Coast Audio Festival Refused to Cross Picket Line
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Today Amazon, Tomorrow the Railroad Industry: The Fight for $15 Rolls On
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Thousands of Chicago Workers Are Out On the First Citywide Hotel Strike In Over a Century
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Voters Just Killed Right to Work in Missouri, Proving Labor Still Has Power Under Janus
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Remembering Ed Sadlowski: Labor Activist, Democratic Socialist and Crusader for the Rank-and-File
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After Loyola’s Cinderella NCAA Run, Faculty Are Out On Strike. Where Is Sister Jean?
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In a Historic First, the Chicago Teachers Union and Charter School Teachers Have Joined Forces
Labor
The House GOP’s Tax Bill Would Make Graduate School Too Expensive For All But the Rich
Labor
Workers Say NAFTA’s Neoliberal Foundations Need to Be Dismantled from the Left—Not the Right
Labor
A Trailblazing New Law in Illinois Will Dramatically Expand Temp Workers’ Rights
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8,000 Airport Workers in Chicago Just Won a Wage Raise and the Right to a Union
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Workers May Have Just Killed Missouri’s Right to Work Law
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Cab Drivers Union Says Chicago Taxi Industry Is Nearing Collapse
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Charter School Educators Just Voted to Join the Most Militant Teachers’ Union in the Country
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Will Chicago Become the Epicenter of Charter School Unionization?
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First Charter School Teacher Strike in U.S. History Narrowly Averted by Last-Minute Agreement
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New Study Finds “More Sweatshops than Starbucks” in Chicago
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Chicago Teachers Are Trying to Organize the Biggest Charter School Union in the U.S.
Labor
Groundbreaking Bill in Illinois Would Give Temp Workers Equal Pay and Rights as Direct Hires
Labor
Ohio Factory Workers Fight for a Union: “Everyone Deserves a Seat at the Table”
Dispatch
The Fight For Free College Moves to the States
How student organizers and a state representative are campaigning to eliminate tuition in Illinois.
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In Wake of NLRB Ruling, AFT and SEIU Vie to Organize Grad Student Workers at Northwestern
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Labor Research and Action Network Aims To Connect Researchers and Scholars with the Labor Movement
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