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Labor fight roils Bernie Sanders campaign, as workers demand the $15 hourly pay the candidate has proposed for employees nationwide – The Washington Post

Unionized campaign organizers working for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential effort are battling with its management, arguing that the compensation and treatment they are receiving does not meet the standards Sanders espouses in his rhetoric, according to internal communications. Campaign field hires have demanded an annual salary they say would be …

Why Workers Won’t Unite — The Atlantic

Globalization and technology have gutted the labor movement, and part-time work is sabotaging solidarity. Is there a new way to challenge the politics of inequality? On a gusty April morning in 1914, a gun battle broke out between Colorado National Guardsmen and a group of striking coal miners. The strikers had been …

Double Take ‘Toons: No Dues Is Good Dues? : NPR

Michigan’s legislature enacted “right to work” laws as scores of demonstrators converged on the state Capitol in protest. Lisa Benson thinks the developments are another sign that organized labor is going nowhere, while Jen Sorensen sees plenty of potential benefits from unionization. cartoonistgroup.com Lisa Benson/Cartoonist Group cartoonistgroup.com Jen Sorensen/Cartoonist Group …

Quotations of the day

“The big difference is that 100 million people can see football on TV, so the mistakes are glaring. The mistakes that the scabs are making in the factories are behind closed doors.” – Mark Froemeke, who’s been locked out of his job as a loader-operator at an American Crystal Sugar …