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For two years, journalist Andrew Rice lived in Uganda as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs.
Readers who'd like to support the workers of Local 556 can send a tax-deductible donation to "Safe Work/Safe Food," c/o Teamsters Local 556, 1750 Portland Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.
In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.
Additional reporting by Cissy Rebich.
A joyless holiday season faces 70,000 unionized Southern and Central California supermarket workers who have been on strike or locked out since October 11.
The mega-retailer has set its sights on the urban market, but the living-wage movement is putting up a fight.
The signs all over the store proclaiming Everyday Low Prices look the
same (except that they're printed in Chinese), as do the neatly dressed
"associates" patrolling the selling floor.
The retail food workers strike in California may be the first in a series of battles that could shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the US.
Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel
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