Alexandra Bradbury

Faculty members who work on short-term contracts have launched citywide, cross-college organizing drives in Boston and Pittsburgh. Most teachers and students in higher ed today are working-class.

A new program uses Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to report letter carriers’ progress.

Unions are pitching in to stop evictions. “Anyone who’s facing a housing crisis will also have a job crisis story to tell you,” said Tony Romano, part of a coalition that fights foreclosures.

The day a new union is certified, the clock starts ticking—and the crafty boss starts stalling. But it is possible to beat the employer at this game.

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