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More than 1,000 migrant workers in Shanghai have gone on strike and held 18 managers hostage following a dispute over the introduction of a draconian new disciplinary policy

Read more: http://www.zcommunications.org/angry-workers-hold-bosses-hostage-by-working-class-self-organization

Workers marked the holiday and the one-year anniversary of their union vote—and one of the coldest days of the year—with action outside a Brooklyn garage.

Read more: http://labornotes.org/2013/01/mlk-themed-action-perturbs-cablevision-managers

The most clear-cut victories along the Walmart supply chain—though small in absolute terms—have been in warehouses, which is not surprising, because warehouses are a chokepoint in Walmart’s sophisticated logistics operations.

Read more: http://labornotes.org/2013/01/warehouse-strategies-squeeze-walmarts-pressure-points

New York City transit workers ran a winning campaign when we turned to community organizing in our fight against cuts in service.

Read more: http://labornotes.org/2013/01/bus-stewards-win-more-routes-through-alliance-riders

What started as a warehouse workers’ strike in California late last year has grown into a global struggle against the world’s largest private employer. The 2.1 million Walmart workers constitute the third-largest workforce in the world, following the U.S. Department of Defense and the People’s Liberation Army of China. And they are revolting.

Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WagingNonviolence/~3/soK2R40Lh9Q/

Teachers across Hawaii are getting the attention of school officials and their state legislature by exercising an old union tactic, work-to-rule. Two years after an imposed contract stuck them with wage and benefit cuts, the teachers are building momentum to win a better deal.

Read more: http://labornotes.org/2012/11/hawaii-teachers-unleash-work-rule-campaign

Employees of the Hot and Crusty restaurant in Manhattan have signed a groundbreaking first contract that gives their union control over who the bakery hires.

Read more: http://labornotes.org/blogs/2012/11/hot-and-crusty-workers-win-contract-and-hiring-hall

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