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Here's what you need to know this week:

Here's what you need to know this week:

Support for the labor movement is the highest in nearly half a century, yet only one in 10 workers are members of unions today. How can both be true?

In the 2017 fiscal year, FedEx owed more than $1.5 billion in taxes. The next year, it owed nothing. What changed was the Trump administration’s tax cut — for which the company had lobbied hard.

The heads of 12 leading labor groups are warning House lawmakers that the USMCA as written does not meet the needs of working people — and that without changes, they will oppose the pact.

For two weeks last month, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) went on strike. Just as in 2012, the strike was widely acknowledged as a victory for the union. The successes for organized teachers are so numerous at this point that it is worth reflecting on exactly what the increased militance of educators and other workers means for US politics moving forward.

Ali Velshi talks with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka about his union’s successes in the 2019 elections, and how his members are viewing the 2020 presidential campaign.

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“I say this to everyone in the media world who I talk to,” says Darren Atkins, wrapping up our phone interview: “Please, absolutely do not portray this as a hidden agenda to get rid of staff.”

The U.S. working class is currently riding a mighty strike wave, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the height of Ronald Reagan’s 1980s union-busting spree.

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Municipal elections took place on Tuesday in Lakeland and St Petersburg. We had endorsements in various races in both cities, and we're excited to announce the results.

In the elections for St Petersburg City Council, we endorsed Robert Blackmon for District 1, Deborah Figgs-Sanders for District 5, and Lisa Wheeler-Bowman for District 7. We're happy to announce that ALL THREE of our candidates were victorious! We look forward to working with them in the future to improve the lives of working people in St Petersburg.