Good things are happening! In the wake of Amazon workers on Staten Island voting to form the first-ever U.S. union at the company, entrenched labor unions are rethinking their approach to organizing. Also, the top lawyer at the federal agency enforcing labor laws issued a memo that could make it easier for workers, including at Amazon, to overcome union busting. And while the Biden administration is still not using broad executive action to lower health care costs, cancel student debt, or tackle the climate crisis, the president has issued some minor orders that could help people at the margins — and make the case for more ambitious executive actions to come. Finally, an archival discovery reveals an iconic musician speaking out in support of striking teachers.
All this and much more in this week’s edition of You Love To See It, exclusive for supporting subscribers.
- Entrenched labor unions offer unconditional support to independent organizing efforts.
- Biden (once again) extended the pause on student loan payments.
- The EPA will issue new restrictions on a major carcinogen for the first time in decades.