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Madrid's Streets Are Covered in Garbage

The city's 6,000 cleaners have been on strike for more than a week. That's bad news for anyone who wants to walk outside.

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Here Come the Biggest Walmart Protests Since Black Friday

The push for Walmart to pay its workers a living wage of $25,000 goes national today as employees plan protests in 15 cities.

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Why the Fast-Food Worker Strikes Are Doomed

Even if you're rooting for food service workers to have much higher wages.

Reuters

Poverty Is What's Crippling Public Education in the U.S.—Not Bad Teachers

We are becoming a nation of test preparation factories, and there's no evidence this strategy actually works.

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To Stay Relevant, Unions Jump Into the Medical Marijuana Business

They have very little to lose by trying to cultivate a new, more labor friendly industry, albeit a highly speculative and technically illegal one.

Reuters

Why New York City Spends $7,000 Per Student on School Buses

Blame corruption, according to the New York Times.

Reuters

Inside Fast Food Workers' Historic Fight for Living Wages

New York's 'McJobs' workers go on strike for the first time.

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Does Your City Need a Transit Riders Union?

Unions may be dying off in the workplace. But could they make a difference on the bus?

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Chicago Teachers Strike Puts Charter Schools in the Spotlight

With traditional public schools out of session, will parents make the switch?

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London's Bus Drivers Might Not Strike Before the Opening Ceremonies After All

After walking out last month, a deal could be signed by next week.

Reuters

Why U.S. Transit Systems Are Still So Far Away From Converting to Driverless Trains

Public sector transit unions are a potent force in setting transit agendas in American cities – more so than in Europe and Asia.