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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Hamilton Nolan

yes to all of this, and would also love to see your take on something and folding right now in California, specifically the CAPS strike (CAPS is the union for state employees who work under the scientist classifications for the state). This is the first time that state employees have ever gone on strike to my knowledge, and it's a really big deal, although of course the media coverage has been kind of awful as expected (eg, saying that their demands are unrealistic and that kind of thing). this is the website for the union action: https://capscontract2023.org/

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Hamilton Nolan

Tech workers interested in organizing: check out https://techworkerscoalition.org/ and https://www.techworkersunion-1010.org/.

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Dec 2, 2023Liked by Hamilton Nolan

UNITE HERE spends nearly half its budget on external organizing, grew 34% in the 2010s, and despite 98% of membership being laid off in 2020 still managed to organize 15k new members. We've been doing for a number of years what many advocate for in the rest of the labor movement.

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Dec 1, 2023Liked by Hamilton Nolan

Unions also need more media coverage of how organizing help people. Please keep writing about this.

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I want to see the UAW get as much support as it possibly can. I love what they're doing!

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Well said Hamilton! Or, as I have been putting it, "It's about time!!!

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Well said. As a Lifetime member of the NEA and EdMN, I could not agree more with the assessment of the dire need to look at the Big Picture and the call for Ambition! I still haven’t forgiven Reagan for breaking the air traffic controllers’ union!

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Hamilton Nolan

Bravo! Proud to be a subscriber!

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"So while it is understandable that the average person who is not in a union sees the topic of “union organizing” as some esoteric niche unrelated to them, that is not the case. " - really important point.

Having recently written about the economic research on this topic, unionization has major spill-over effects that impact outcomes of non-unionized. Over 20% of the increase in inequality can be attributed to spill-over effect of lowering unionization rates (another 20% is the direct effect of lower unionization rates).

https://www.nominalnews.com/p/unions-strike-action-and-the-economy

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I know the UAW organizers are busy, but what if some of the architects of this recent UAW win actually helped organize other labor unions...CLEARLY the UAW has some stellar leadership capital that other less focused and atrophied unions could benefit from...

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