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USA: Revolt of the Essential Workers – By Alex Gutentag | Tablet Magazine

The resurgent labor movement may be the greatest challenge yet to the top-down class warfare of the pandemic era

Alex Gutentag | Tablet Magazine

Back before the COVID-19 pandemic started, the year 2019 saw anti-government demonstrations in Paris, Manila, La Paz, Port-au-Prince, Bogotá, Prague, Quito , Beirut, Hong Kong, London, Baghdad, Barcelona, Budapest, Santiago, New Delhi, Jakarta, Buenos Aires and more, earning the title “the year of the protest”.

It was also a year of resurgent labor activity in the United States. After decades of declining union participation, the country saw 25 major work stoppages involving 425,500 workers, the highest number since 2001.        Continue reading

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