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How Industrial Dangers Get Overlooked  

Last week’s tragedies at the Boston Marathon and in tiny West, Texas, made one thing clear: terrorist violence fascinates early twenty-first-century Americans far more than industrial disaster, even when latter brings far more devastation. We still await word on just …





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Low-Wage Workers Walk out in Chicago  

NBC Chicago is reporting that “hundreds of fast-food and retail workers walked off their jobs Wednesday morning to…call for higher wages” and the ability to unionize without intimidation. For many workers, like Esly Hernandez (interviewed by Ned Resnikoff at MSNBC), …







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The Lost City of Solidarity  

Organized labor in the United States has always been an urban institution. But new estimates of union density in American metropolitan settings show that relationship unraveling.





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[EVENT] Belabored Launch  

Please join us for a conversation and party to launch Belabored, Dissent’s new labor podcast hosted by Josh Eidelson and Sarah Jaffe. Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. Smart Clothes Gallery 154 Stanton Street New York, NY 10002 Our conversation will …












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