Michael Arria

Michael Arria covers labor and social movements.

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Striking teachers, school staff, and supporters march through downtown Chicago on the ninth day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike on October 25, 2019. (Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)   Views
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Over the Last Week, At Least 85,000 Workers Were Out on 13 Different Strikes
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , 485,000 U.S. workers were involved in strikes and lockouts during 2018. That’s the highest number since 1986. The data for 2019 won’t be released until 2020, but there’s a good chance that number will be exceeded, a point driven home by the fact that,...
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Rep. Ro Khanna is Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and is co-sponsoring House Resolution 246 attacking the BDS movement. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Why Are Progressive Democrats Backing an Anti-BDS Bill That Was Introduced at an AIPAC Conference?
On July 17, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will begin to mark up a number of measures including a resolution that condemns the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement). Despite concerns about the bill being constitutional, it’s currently supported by 70% of the...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
The Stop & Shop Strike Is Showing There’s Still Power in a Union
Roughly 31,000 employees of the northeastern grocery chain Stop & Shop have been on strike for nearly a week across more than 240 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The workers, represented by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), walked out on April 11 after...
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