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Will Emory grad students make union history in Georgia?

In a historic development, EmoryUnite! has petitioned for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board to represent 1,722 graduate-student workers at Emory University. If a majority vote to unionize, they’ll become the first union of graduate workers in Georgia. According to EmoryUnite! organizers, over half of Emory’s Ph.D. grad student workers at the…

Decatur Burger King workers rally to protest broken A/C in extreme heat.

Workers at a Decatur Burger King held a rally Friday demanding safe working conditions, prompted by a broken air conditioner. They’ve also filed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) complaint, saying the franchise owner’s negligence has caused workers to get sick.  The workers, led by Erica Favors and Arnice Sykes, coordinated the action with…

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