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Failure to Enforce Mask Mandate Leaves Grocery Workers Vulnerable (Labor Notes)
Kroger and other grocery chains say they are requiring customers to wear masks, but workers like UFCW 400 member Travis Boothe say that the lack of enforcement shows that companies don't take their safety seriously.
OPM Is Reorganizing Employees to Get Around Ban on GSA Merger, Union Claims (Government Executive)
AFGE 32, the union representing employees at the Office of Personnel Management, is accusing the agency of improperly reorganizing workers without bargaining over the change and potentially violating a ban on merging OPM with the General Services Administration.
The Ongoing Relevance of “Norma Rae” (The New Yorker)
On this viewing, what struck me even more strongly, however, was the movie’s suggestion that no struggle can take place alone. Norma Rae is heroic, but she comes into her own, as a woman, because she is fighting for class solidarity—a struggle that, in turn, could not happen without a breaking down of long-standing ethnic and racial barriers.
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