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UAW rally in Warren, Michigan

Report from the front

by Hank Kennedy

On August 25, 97 percent of the 150,000 auto workers represented by the UAW voted to authorize a strike if an agreement is not reached before their contracts expire on September 14. Hank Kennedy reports on a rally of the United Auto Workers in Warren, Michigan last weekend before the strike authorization vote.

UPS Teamsters on a practice picket

What happened to the big UPS Strike?

by Joe Allen

Can a union achieve a “historic victory,” a gamechanger in contract negotiations without an actual strike? Joe Allen writes on the tentative agreement between the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Parcel Service (UPS).