Newsrooms Are Unionizing Pretty Much ‘Nonstop’

By Steven Greenhouse, Portside. -

Mike Kelly has worked at The Record for 46 years, and until Gannett acquired the New Jersey newspaper in 2016, he saw little need for a union. But that changed once Gannett arrived. Kelly, a [...]

After Sale, Valley Proteins Workers Continue Fight For Workplace Justice

By Lewis Kendall, Facing South. -

Valley Proteins, the Virginia-based rendering company at the center of an ongoing union organizing effort and a large class action lawsuit over alleged wage theft, has been sold. On Dec. 28, [...]

Revolution In An Age Of Resurgent Fascism

By Atlee McFellin, Hampton Think. -

The late sociologist Erik Olin Wright used the phrase “ruptural transformation” as stand-in for revolution, inaccurately summarizing this as “Smash first, build second.” His immensely popular and [...]

Image Comics Workers Have Officially Certified Their Groundbreaking Union

By James Whitbrook, Gizmodo. -

After formally announcing the formation of Comic Book Workers United late last year—the first specific union to support workers within comics publishing—workers at Image Comics have voted to [...]

Michigan Teachers Discuss Collective Action To Close Schools

By Jerry White, WSWS. -

Michigan teachers took part in an emergency meeting Tuesday afternoon to organize collective action to close schools and stop the spread of COVID-19. The meeting, sponsored by the Michigan [...]

Politics And Prose Becomes First Unionized Bookstore In DC

By Politics And Prose And Ufcw Local 400, Portside. -

We are pleased to announce that Politics and Prose and UFCW Local 400 have reached agreement on the scope of a bargaining unit at P&P, and the union has now been formally recognized as the [...]

Retail Workers Are Organizing And Speaking Out

By Sydney Pereira, Prism. -

In a petition Indianapolis Target employee Andrew Stacy drafted, one of the key demands is for a minimum $17 per hour, but when Stacy and their coworker were posting the flyers in the break room [...]

Building Collective Power Within Our Organizations

By Jen Disla, Organizing Upgrade. -

As we imagine an alternative society, we should think about how we will create something more collective, something where all people have a voice. Most of us come from a tradition where a select [...]

Amazon Unionization Efforts Get A Boost Under A Settlement With NLRB

By Associated Press, Reader Supported News. -

According to the settlement, the online behemoth Amazon said it would reach out to its warehouse workers — former and current — via email who were on the job anytime from March 22 to now to [...]

Graduate Workers Win Union In Card Count

By Austin Fisher, Portside. -

It’s official: graduate student workers at the University of New Mexico have the right to demand school officials come to the bargaining table. New Mexico’s statewide labor board counted 887 [...]

Who Might Strike In 2022?

By Dan Dimaggio, Labor Notes. -

2021 saw high-profile strikes and contract battles that put unions in the public spotlight. And 2022 could potentially be more explosive. Workers are already sensing their increased leverage [...]

Low Wages And Exploitative Conditions Are Sparking Graduate Student Strikes

By Tyler Walicek, Truthout. -

Many graduate students find themselves caught between these multiple fronts: burdened with past student debt, earning sub-living-wage pay in their present work and facing dwindling future [...]

UC Recognizes Student Researchers United Union Of 17,000 Workers

By Emma Taila, The Daily Californian. -

California - The university agreed Wednesday to recognize Student Researchers United, or SRU, a union representing 17,000 student researchers employed by the UC system. The decision came after [...]

Going To Work Shouldn’t Be A Death Sentence

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

On Friday night, at a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, an alarm sounded with a tornado warning. One employee, Elijah Johnson, approached his manager. “I asked to leave and they told me I’d [...]

Auto Workers Win Direct Democracy In Referendum

By Jonah Furman, Labor Notes. -

The members of the United Auto Workers have voted overwhelmingly to move to a direct voting system for choosing their union leadership—“one member, one vote.” With all votes counted as of [...]