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Rethinking Union Member Communication and Engagement

For decades, union members have relied upon the timely delivery of critical information from their local chapters. The classic newsletter format carried this water for many years as its layout was succinct enough to convey multiple important topics in an easy-to-digest layout. But much like other news delivery systems, newsletters have had to evolve to keep up with our increasingly digital lifestyles.

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The Labor Movement on College Campuses: Student Workers Forming Unions Nationwide

What has been so impactful about the resurgence of the labor movement over the past three years is the diversity of industries that have seen an increase in worker unionization. Technology, journalism, music, and cannabis are just a handful of traditionally nonunion industries where workers are forming unions. 

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Why Cannabis Industry Workers Struggle to Organize

Cannabis workers are turning to unions to help them gain those health and safety protections as well as win better wages and benefits. While there have been some successes, the industry overall has been slow to unionize. 

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Union News Roundup: 3 Federal Government Labor Initiatives Every Union Leader Should Know

In terms of labor, President Biden’s tenure has been a roller coaster. His administration has hit some highs, like expanding penalties for companies that illegally fire unionizing workers and assigning labor advisors to supervise federal contractors. It’s also had some significant lows, including forcing railroad workers to accept a subpar contract and weakening workers’ right to strike.

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Unions Fight For That: Adequate Healthcare Benefits For All Workers

Labor unions have led the fight for many of the benefits workers receive on the job today, such as minimum wage, paid sick leave, overtime pay, and retirement. Of all of the benefits, though, the most important may be access to health insurance and other healthcare benefits.

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Worker Solidarity: Labor Actions Through Summer and Fall of 2023

Thousands of workers across the country have taken to the picket lines this summer and early fall to vent their frustrations and demand better from employers. The organizing victories and high-profile strikes over the last few years have shown them the power of standing in solidarity and the possibilities for change if they stand up for themselves, and they are embracing their voice.