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The Nation Weekly: September 2, 2022 Union contracts, queer history, Yuh-Line Niou, and more

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A year after workers vote to unionize, more than half still don’t have a contract. That means lost earnings, more poor conditions, long delays, low morale, and most importantly, potential decertification. After a year without a contract, management can push to legally dissolve a hard-won union.

This week, in our first The Nation Explains video, The Nation’s strikes correspondent Jane McAlevey explains three core principles to help workers win better contracts, faster.

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WATCH: You Voted To Form a Union. Now What?
In the first installment of our new The Nation Explains video series, Jane McAlevey explains the core principles that can help workers win better contracts, faster.
Jane McAlevey, VideoNation
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Where Solidarity, Abolition, and Queer History Meet
Hugh Ryan’s The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison makes a compelling case for abolition as a central part of queer politics.
Naomi Gordon-Loebl
Lessons for Progressives From Yuh-Line Niou’s Loss
Could the outcome in the NY-10 congressional race—a centrist going to Washington—have been avoided?
Joan Walsh
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Pakistan’s Floods Are a Wind From the West
The devastating natural disaster could be just an early glimpse of the consequences of industrialization in the global north.
Hasan Ali
What Constitutes a Family? Don’t Ask Conservatives.
Conservatives are developing legislation around “the basic social building block of the family.” The right to kinship in whatever form it takes is on the line.
Tyler Bradway, Elizabeth Freeman
WATCH AND LISTEN
Chris Lehmann on GOP Plans for 2023 and Patrick Leahy on Jan. 6
On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, a discussion of Republicans’ plans for next year and a look back at the Capitol riots from a Senator’s POV.
Jon Wiener, Start Making Sense
Britain’s Summer of Discontent
Richard Seymour joins The Time of Monsters for a live conversation in London, to discuss climate change and economic crisis in the United Kingdom.
Jeet Heer

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