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By Alexandra Bradbury

“Good morning! I’m on strike!” shouted McDonald’s worker Darryl Young this morning. Fast food workers across New York City staged a one-day strike today, calling for a raise and an end to anti-union retaliation.

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by Andrew Elrod

Employees of the Hot and Crusty restaurant in Manhattan have signed a groundbreaking first contract that gives their union control over who the bakery hires.

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by Dianne Feeley

When Walmart workers all over the country asked for support for their Black Friday pickets and strike, Occupy Detroit decided to organize an action. A few of us started conversations with workers at stores in the area.
We received positive responses, but it was clear there was no core OUR Walmart group already in place. We invited Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice and the United Food and Commercial Workers, both of which have backed OUR Walmart nationally, to our weekly meetings.
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By Bangladeshi Garment Workers

"We do not want to see such incident, which workers return to their home as dead body after they came to work," said the garment workers organization. A fire injured 150 and killed 125 Saturday.

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"We do not want to see such incident, which workers return to their home as dead body after they came to work," said the garment workers organization. A fire injured 150 and killed 125 Saturday.

By Alexandra Bradbury

With customers and workers up in arms at his original plan to close nearly 4,000 post offices and half the nation’s mail sorting plants, the postmaster general has responded to pressure by postponing some closings and spreading the pain.

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By Jenny Brown

Plans for Black Friday walkouts at Walmart stores have spread dramatically, in what has been dubbed the first “viral strike.” Organizers suggest that protests may hit 1,000 stores, including what the group calls “marquee events” in nine cities.

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by Jenny Brown

While Walmart workers protest having to work Thanksgiving, retail workers in Toronto—who’ve never been forced to work on holidays—are trying to fend off a push for holiday openings from big box retailers there.

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By Jenny Brown

A familiar cry for the 40-hour week has gone up, but among retail workers the meaning is new. Part-time workers are demanding an end to erratic scheduling and a chance to work enough hours to survive.

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by Jane Slaughter

When the Alliance for Retired Americans rallied at an Orlando Social Security office November 8, workers came out, spoke to the crowd, and said they would put up “Don’t Cut My Social Security” signs in their cubicles.
Social Security unionists see threats to the program from the inside, in some ways more subtle than benefit cuts, but just as insidious over the long run.

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