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Meet the activists who would co-op(t) the tech industry

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As tech becomes increasingly powerful, workers are looking to take on — and ownership of — the platforms.

Workers in Buenos Aires know how to protest

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A cooperative of cartoneros turned a busy street in downtown Buenos Aires into a literal garbage fire yesterday.
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Scott Walker throws Hail Mary, calls for banning public sector unions and abolishing NLRB

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It’s a desperate strategy, but given his standing in the polls, it might be all he has left.
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NLRB blocks Northwestern football’s unionization attempt in ruling that makes no sense

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The ruling leaves doors open for future unionization attempts, using circular logic to uphold the status quo.
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Major setback for intern rights as appeals court vacates 2013 “Black Swan” ruling

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The court threw out the Department of Labor’s six-rule test in favor of the “primary beneficiary” approach.
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Why Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren are fighting: The strange world of trade, the TPP and TPA

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Breaking down the debate that’s currently dividing the Democratic Party.
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Scott Walker and the return of the physiocrats

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Scott Walker’s policy agenda is based on junk philosophy from the 18th Century.

Obama to twist Dem, progressive arms in “fiscal-cliff bargain” meetings this week

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Obama will meet all week with Dem and progressive leaders to sell his plan to cut Social Security and Medicare.
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Spreading Wal-Mart strikes have huge potential for workers nationwide

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Wal-Mart represents 2.3% of the US GDP, and has massive power in our political and economic space.
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Dan Malloy just isn’t that into Michelle Rhee

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Anti-union activist Michelle Rhee’s Wash Post op-ed claims support from a Dem. Governor who has distanced himself from her.
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