Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced later in the day that he is recommending A&M aerospace engineering professor John L. Junkins serve as interim president until a permanent successor is named.
Across the country, service workers in retail and delivery jobs are staging protests, organizing sickouts and even walking off their jobs. At any other moment, this kind of risky collective action among precariously employed, nonunion and low-wage workers would be surprising. But it is even more astounding in the middle of a pandemic with a skyrocketing unemployment rate. Our ongoing research on worker organizing sheds light on why these workers are striking and what it could mean for the U.S. labor movement.
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