There Is No Substitute For The Rank And File

By Tatiana Cozzarelli, Left Voice. -

The Bessemer Amazon unionization effort was full of potential. It held the promise of a union bringing together the Black Lives Matter movement and a struggle for labor rights in order to take on [...]

Organizing In The South

By Joseph B. Atkins, Portside. -

Oxford, MI - The woman’s face still haunts me. Lined from many years of work on the farm and then in the cotton mills, she is nameless in my memory, just another “linthead” in the eyes of the [...]

Message From The Amazon Union Defeat In Alabama Is Clear

By Rand Wilson and Peter Olney, In These Times. -

On April 9, the National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a mail ballot certification election that concluded on March 29 for workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, [...]

The BAmazon Loss And The Road Ahead

By Joe DeManuelle-Clark, Labor Notes. -

Hopes were high. The drive had garnered enormous favorable press coverage and even support from the White House. Nevertheless, the loss was no surprise to many in labor. Amazon is one of the [...]

Global Citizens’ Assembly Planned To Address Climate Crisis

By Matthew Green/Reuters, News Trust. -

London - People around the world will have a chance to deliberate about responses to climate change under plans to convene a "Global Citizens' Assembly" to inform U.N. talks in Glasgow next year, [...]

Bessemer – A Big Step Forward

By Frank Emspak, Portside. -

Workers at the Amazon fulfillment center have voted in a National Labor Relations Board election to ascertain if a majority of those voting wish to be represented by a union. Votes are being [...]

Indigenous Group Launches Campaign Against New Voting Bills

By Jared Gans, The Hill. -

An advocacy group for Native Americans is putting up billboards in various states to oppose measures that it says would increase voting restrictions. The campaign launched by the Global [...]

The Movement To End At-Will Employment Is Getting Serious

By Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times. -

On March 31, a group of worker centers, unions, community groups and policy organizations in Illinois officially formed a new coalition, Stable Jobs Now, that aims to dramatically shift the power [...]

How Oil Workers And Environmentalists United In Struggle

By Paul Morao, Left Voice. -

Total’s objective in recent years has been to close its refineries in France. It has found ways to refine elsewhere: in Dubai, India, China, and with plans for Africa. The objective is twofold: [...]

Fascist Free 503: Notes On Holding The Streets In Salem

By It's Going Down. -

Far-Right groups announced their March 29th car rally event from Sandy to Salem a month ahead of the event. People in Salem began planning a counter-demonstration early on. In January, Proud boys [...]

Brothers EMpowered Is Building That Village We All Need to Thrive

By Eric Ortiz, Popular Resistance. -

Charles Caine has a dream. Just like Martin Luther King understood civil rights include economic rights, Caine wants to give all people an opportunity to prosper. That mission starts with his two [...]

Virginia Public Sector Workers Organize To Make Their New Bargaining Rights A Reality

By Joe Demanuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. -

When Virginia changed its law last year to allow local government workers to bargain collectively, it was a leap forward in a time when the trend is generally in the opposite direction. As [...]

The Amazon Union Vote Is Ending In Bessemer

By Luis Feliz Leon, The New Republic. -

The Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is 885,000 square feet of shiny new construction. Signs painted on the windows in bursts of green, red, yellow greet workers at the main entrance with [...]

We Can Win Student Loan Debt Cancellation

By Umme Hoque, Commondreams. -

On March 18, the Biden administration's Department of Education announced that it will cancel $1 billion in federal student loan debt held by 72,000 borrowers who were defrauded by for-profit [...]

Colectivo Could Become The Largest Unionized Coffee Chain

By Alice Herman, In These Times. -

On March 8, Lauretta Archibald marked her three-year anniversary as a baker for Colectivo Coffee Roasters, an upscale Midwestern coffee chain based in Milwaukee and Chicago. In her years at [...]