First Farmworker Union Forms In New York State

By Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio, The Counter. -

Twelve workers at a Long Island vineyard became the first agricultural workers to form part of a labor union in New York State. On Sept. 27, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board [...]

Lessons From The National Union Of The Homeless

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

This July, unhoused leaders set up tents in front of Atlanta City Hall to demand a meeting with city officials. They were met by nearly 60 armed police officers who gave them 15 minutes to [...]

Hope For Labor At The End Of History

By Steve Fraser And Joshua Freeman, Dissent Magazine. -

It was “the end of history”: America in the 1990s. Francis Fukuyama published a book with that title in 1992. Things would continue to happen, according to the philosopher, but the underlying [...]

The Time To Prohibit Nuclear Weapons Is Now

By Joyce Nelson, Rabble.ca. -

Dr. Helen Caldicott, who has spent decades working for a nuclear weapons-free world, recently wrote a blunt op-ed with an unforgettable headline: “With All Its Wisdom, the Human Race Is Killing [...]

A New Deal For Eds And Meds

By Ian Gavigan and Jennifer Mittelstadt, Dissent Magazine. -

Now, organizers who have built power at the local level are beginning to unite nationally. Earlier in the pandemic, higher education workers had to struggle for survival mostly on their own. The [...]

Massachusetts Activists Are Changing The Conversation On Israel

By Michael Arria , Mondoweiss. -

Rep. Betty McCollum’s (D-MN) historic Palestinian Children & Families Act still lacks a companion bill in the Senate. At a recent event local JVP Action leader named Jill urged Senator Elizabeth [...]

Left Labor Project, New York City Closing Statement

By Left Labor Project, Portside. -

Left Labor Project was formed in 2008 by activists in New York City unions, with the goal of influencing the broad labor movement to the left. It brought together folks who had been deeply [...]

On Rituals And Revolutions In The Mines Of Bolivia

By Ben Dangl, ROAR Magazine. -

The small K’illi K’illi park sits at the top of one of the hillsides cradling the valley that is home to Bolivia’s administrative capital La Paz, providing a striking view of the city below. To [...]

Big Banks Are Funding Fossil Fuel Projects — Let’s Hold Them Accountable

By Katie Eder And Shannon Carlson, Teen Vogue. -

The biggest banks are using your money to fund the climate crisis. We have seen this story before. In 2008, the recklessness of megabanks sank the global economic system. Now, in 2021, the youth [...]

Gig Workers Around The World Are Finally Organizing

By Peter Guest, Rest Of World. -

This past July, Singh was on a midnight run, biking a chocolate mousse cake 7 kilometers across Mumbai, when he was rammed by a drunk driver on a scooter from behind. He got off with a few [...]

Alabama Amazon Workers May Get Another Crack At A Union

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Bessemer, AL — Here is what a 1920s city looks like in a 2020s world. Along Bessemer’s broad downtown streets sit an array of small shops that have somehow managed to survive into the age of big [...]

HelloFresh Workers Unionize To Improve Brutal Working Conditions

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, Vice. -

Last year, HelloFresh, the popular food-kit delivery company that advertises technologically innovative and sustainable approaches to cooking, sold 278 million meals to Americans and doubled its [...]

18 Countries Issue Call For Defense Of United Nations Charter

By People's Dispatch. -

The Group of Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter held its first ministerial meeting at Venezuela’s UN Mission in New York City on Thursday, September 23 on the sidelines of the UN [...]

Northwest Tribes Battle The Legacy Of Energy Colonization

By Rae Rose, Last Real Indians. -

One hundred years later, after the Treaty of Walla Walla was signed, tribes watched their sacred rivers and waterfalls being dammed one after another.  The fishing wars had begun as the American [...]

Canadian Amazon Warehouse Could Be First To Unionize In North America

By Candice Bernd, Truthout. -

The struggle to unionize Amazon is shifting to Canada, where workers in Alberta could soon be the first to unionize an Amazon warehouse in North America. Workers at the “YEG1” facility in Nisku, [...]