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Flight attendants at American Airlines went on strike over staffing, scheduling and work rules, and health benefits. The strike was quickly settled through binding arbitration in the workers’ favor.
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Union Membership Boosts Political Knowledge
Posted On: Jul 10, 2019
July 10, 2019 | VOTE 2020 | By this point, we're all aware of how quickly and easily political misinformation can spread. Whether it comes from a concerned friend or a Russian bot, fake news can easily infest your social media feeds, and perhaps influence your vote. The only way for a population to survive this plague is to be better informed. New research identifies one way to accomplish that goal: increasing union membership. "Union members, particularly those with less formal education ... are significantly more politically knowledgable than their non-union counterparts,” tending to be "better informed about where political parties and candidates stand on the issues”… “Union members engage in more frequent workplace discussion of politics" than non-members… Pacific Standard
 
 
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