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Feb. 21, 2019
2,000 plus teachers in the Oakland Unified School District went on strike. After 7 days on the picket line, they won their demands. An 11% pay increase over 4 years, a 3% bonus (to pay for their time on strike) smaller class sizes, more support staff and a five-month moratorium on school closures.
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Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States. And in Mexico, the company can pollute freely, pay workers as little as $2 an hour, and establish company-controlled unions so workers can’t bargain for more. American workers get fired; Mexican workers get exploited. It’s a lose-lose for workers. This is why the USW, and the rest of organized labor, opposes the proposed new NAFTA. Without meaningful enforcement provisions, corporations will continue to invest in Mexico while closing American factories so they can get away with mistreating workers and the environment… Our Future
 
 
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