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UAW members who work for Volvo Group’s Mack trucks are officially on strike. USA Today reports: “More than 3,600 hourly workers at Mack Trucks Inc., in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania went on strike at six plants at 11:59 p.m. Saturday seeking “fair pay and benefits,” the UAW confirmed early Sunday. ‘UAW members get up every day and put in…

GM workers are receiving a strike benefits increase as they enter their fourth week off the job. CNN Business here: “As the United Auto Workers union strike against General Motors reached the end of its fourth week Sunday, the union moved to raise the level of financial support for nearly 50,000 GM workers who walked off…

Amazon-owned Whole Foods is coming under fire for the “oppressive” conditions that workers endure at farms that supply the grocery chain. MarketWatch reports: “Whole Foods says its mission is to “nourish people and the planet,” but workers at farms that supply the high-end organic grocery empire are often overworked and poorly treated, an investigation by…

President Donald Trump’s attempt to hide his tax returns from the public took a blow today when a federal judge ruled against him. CNN reports: “A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump in his effort to block a subpoena issued by the Manhattan district attorney’s office for eight years…

Forever 21 employees are using Toys R Us as a lesson as they organize to protect their interests as the company files for bankruptcy. The Washington Post reports: “Days after fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 announced it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it released a list of roughly 180 U.S. locations slated for possible closure. Affected stores…

Amazon workers are livid over the company’s termination of an employee who spent one extra hour with her dying mother-in-law. Newsweek reports: “Amazon workers at the company’s Sacramento, California delivery location united to present a petition to their supervisor September 30 to protest the company’s off-time policy, according to The Verge. The workers were inspired by…

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