Building Class Power By Fighting For The Common Good

By Stephanie Luce, Organizing Upgrade. -

As activists orient to the post-election landscape, we’re having lots of conversations about building power for the long term. We’re taking stock of the types of power we need and how they can [...]

Transit Unions Join Forces To Win Safety Protections And Beat Back Layoffs

By Richard Marcantonio, Labor Notes. -

Transit workers have been hit hard by the pandemic. Last year at least 100 from the Amalgamated Transit Union and 131 from the Transport Workers lost their lives to Covid-19. Before Covid, [...]

Eviction Moratorium Is A Useful Lesson In How Reform Happens

By Ray Valentine, Organizing Work. -

It didn’t make a lot of headlines, but in the recent stimulus and government funding deal, Congress extended what is probably the most significant federal housing policy in a generation: the [...]

How To Keep On Keeping On

By Ellen David Friedman, Labor Notes. -

Even asking the questions is exhausting. Who’s making the Covid decisions, and why do they change every day? How has the workload doubled? What about the new extremes of micro-management? [...]

Will US Farmers Follow India’s Lead?

By Leanna First-Arai, Truthout. -

Thousands of farmers in India are braving cold winter temperatures in the outskirts of New Delhi, their tractors and tents blocking traffic along three main roads leading to the capital city, in [...]

University Of Michigan Strike Showed The Power Of Student Organizing

By Kalena Thomhave and Matt Sehrsweeney, Waging Nonviolence.  -

As the winter university semester is set to begin, the coronavirus is surging. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, like many universities reliant on tuition dollars, tried to reopen in [...]

The ABC’s Of Google’s New Union

By Clarissa Redwine, Collective Action in Tech. -

Google workers have organized for pay equity, opposed unethical uses of machine learning, protested sexual assault, and more. Our small team at Collective Action in Tech has been archiving these [...]

Black Lives Matter DC Demands City Stop Attacks By Violent Trump Supporters

By Black Lives Matter DC, Popular Resistance. -

Washington — Today, Black Lives Matter DC leaders issued demands to Mayor Bowser, Deputy Chief Contee, City Council members and business owners and leaders in the District, telling them to send a [...]

The Julian Assange Pardon Drive

By Binoy Kampmark, Counterpunch. -

The odds are stacked against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher who faces the grimmest of prospects come January 4.  On that day, the unsympathetic judicial head of District Judge Vanessa [...]

Sara Nelson, The Labor Movement Leader We Needed Most

By Esther Wang, Portside. -

In January of 2019, weeks into Donald Trump’s government shutdown, Sara Nelson accepted the labor federations’ MLK Drum Major for Justice Award with a soaring, and startling, speech. The annual [...]

New Organizing Model Helps Build Worker Power

By Erin Dirnbach, Waging Nonviolence. -

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and lockdowns started in March, a new class of “essential workers” continued to go to work across the United States under new dangerous conditions. As stories came [...]

Torture Victims And Advocates Oppose Biden National Security Nominees

By Witness Against Torture. -

Washington, DC - Today, torture survivors and their advocates released an Open Letter urging President-Elect Biden not to nominate torture defender Mike Morell for CIA Director and asking the [...]

New York City Food Delivery People Are Organizing

New York - Yellow taxis have for years been a symbol of the visual landscape of New York. The Empire State Building, the Bull of Wall Street, Central Park, Times Square and the famous Subway, [...]

Fast-Food Workers Demanded — And Won — COVID Protections

By Sophia Kasakove, Report for America. -

Durham, NC - In early September, Jamila Allen led a group of 18 co-workers out the front doors of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to protest the lack of safety measures taken by management [...]

Latin American Academics Endorse Boycott Of Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions

By Latin American BDS Coordination, BDS Movement. -

In their statement, the signatories commit not to participate in any type of academic exchange or cooperation with or accept funding from complicit Israeli institutions or the State of Israel. In [...]