Labor Notes #413

The writer behind "Send in the Drones" and "Imagine (You Have Healthcare)" teaches how to turn people's safe assumptions upside down in a familiar melody—and get them singing along.

The powerful union is making an object lesson of dissidents who dared disobey.

My wife and I are “accidental activists.” The indignity of asking for a “vacation day” to attend my mother-in-law’s funeral was a breaking point.

When the Obama administration announced a year-long delay in fines for employers affected by the new health care law, angry unionists noticed a pattern.

In the run-up to its September convention, the national AFL-CIO is calling on its affiliates and allies to hold “listening sessions.” We’re being asked to think big.

Thousands marched and danced across the Brooklyn Bridge to the strains of a brass band in a jazz funeral for Brooklyn health care. Fierce workers are keeping two threatened hospitals alive.

After years of downplaying strikes, the union that’s funding fast food organizing is now embracing the tactic. The Service Employees have underwritten short strikes by fast food workers in seven cities in the last two months.

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