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03/17/2017 - Midnight Reads – Unions Are Wondering: Resist or Assist?

Unions Are Wondering: Resist or Assist?

– The Atlantic 

Many labor unions are faced with a decision about how best to serve their members going forward: Should they try to get along with Trump, in the hope that they will be able to help guide his efforts to court working-class voters? Or should they take to the streets alongside progressives calling for workplace-based actions, like the recent nationwide strikes by women and by immigrants? Union leaders have diverged on their answers to these questions.

 

At Labor’s Crossroads

– The Nation 

Three new books about the SEIU reveal the challenges of organizing in 21st-century America. The labor model is implicitly and explicitly evaluated in each book written by current or former SEIU leaders – Andy Stern’s Raising the Floor, David Rolf’s The Fight for $15, and Jane McAlevey’s No Shortcuts – and in each of these books, we see the course of American labor, both its achievements and substantial disappointments, reckoned with.

 

Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future from Google?

– Bloomberg 

Bloomberg goes inside the vicious patent battle over self-driving technology, a fight that has the potential to dramatically reshape both the American economy and impact the lives of nearly everyone who lives here. At issue is a business that both Uber and Google believe will be worth hundreds of billions or even trillions of dollars a year.
The New York Times and The Washington Post Are at War, And Everyone’s Winning

– The Poynter Institute

Poynter looks at how the Trump presidency has sparked a revival in both “old school” journalism and a heated competition between two of the profession’s oldest and most respected political reporting units. The rivalry means more revelatory stories for everyone, no matter who hits publish first.