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Ten thousand workers went on strike at Chicago’s International Harvester operations.
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Uber, Lyft Driver Strike Latest Move to Organize Gig Workers
Posted On: May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labor movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature decentralized. Activists and others involved in the labor movement are still declaring it a success. It grabbed headlines, trended on Twitter and won the support of several Democrats running for president. The action was also closely watched by labor organizers, who are brainstorming about ways to build worker power in the 21st-century economy… Star Tribune
 
 
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