Labor Notes #388, July 2011

Target workers in Valley Stream, Long Island vote on union representation tomorrow. The election is the first at any of Target’s 1,755 stores and a win would crack the solidly anti-union wall surrounding big-box retail.

Unfazed by the rebellion that has shaken their state since February, Republican legislators in Wisconsin called an “extraordinary session” to push through every aspect of the right-wing agenda they can lay a pen to.

Union and environmental activists marched for five days through the southern West Virginia coal fields in mid-June to defend a piece of land—historic Blair Mountain—that is sacred to both.

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