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Last year, we covered Pitzer workers’ union drive and admin’s union-busting campaignPomona dining workers’ strike and contract win and SJP’s Suspend PZ Haifa campaign launch. Last fall we provided the most timely and thorough coverage of Palestine actions on campus, including documentation of multiple incidents of admin repression, and the only visual documentation of many actions. We publish print magazinesweb articles and social media content.

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Undercurrents reports on labor, Palestine liberation, prison abolition and other community organizing at and around the Claremont Colleges.

Issue 1 / Spring 2023

Setting the Standard

How Pomona workers won a historic $25 minimum wage; a new union in Claremont; Tony Hoang on organizing

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