Labor Notes #414

Both union and non-union workers who pull a short-term strike, as Walmart and fast food workers have done recently, have the same legal protections as those who do open-ended ones.

Up to 98,000 patients die unnecessarily in U.S. hospitals every year. Many preventable deaths happen just because patients are forced to share their nurse with too many other patients. A Massachusetts ballot initiative seeks to change that.

A diverse slate of local leaders is making a bid to unseat the national officers of the American Postal Workers Union—and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Non-union fast food workers’ strikes rightly caught the public eye this summer. But in an under-reported story, at the other end of the food chain, Washington farmworkers who supply Haägen-Dazs have been doing the same.

Wisconsin's daily sing-along, now two-and-a-half years old and still going strong, has grown into a kind of "sing-out strike."

This summer marks 50 years since 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom drew more than 200,000 people.

In a coordinated purge, Walmart has lashed out against retail workers who walked out in early June.

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