Immigrant Youth Launch Walk To Stay Home From New York To D.C.

By Staff, Theseedproject.us -

NEW YORK, NY -- On Thursday, February 15th 11 undocumented youth and allies began The Walk to Stay Home, a 15-day walk from New York City’s Battery Park to Washington D.C.’s Martin Luther King [...]

How Black Lives Matter Breathed New Life Into Unions

By Mike Elk, The Guardian. -

After decades of decline unions have found a new champion in efforts to organize workers: the Black Lives Matter movement. Unions have suffered as manufacturing has moved south away from their [...]

Workers Show How To Transform Unions And Rebuild Labor Movement

By Andrew Tillett-Saks, Truthout.org -

It's Saturday afternoon in December 2017 at the hotel workers' union hall in Stamford, Connecticut, a mere two days before a scheduled union election at the Hilton Stamford. Where one would [...]

Five Elements Of Collective Leadership

By Cassanda O'Neill and Monica Brinkerhoff, Nonprofitquarterly.org -

We have defined collective leadership as a group of people working together toward a shared goal.1 When collective leadership is happening, people are internally and externally motivated—working [...]

Spring 2018 Single Payer Action Camp

By Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit. -

Health Over Profit for Everyone, in partnership with the Backbone Campaign, is offering the first Single Payer Action Camp to build participant's skills in strategy, messaging and direct action [...]

Chicago Teachers Union And Charter School Teachers Join Forces

By Jeff Schuhrke, Inthesetimes.com -

With the approval of a historic union merger, teachers in Chicago are positioning themselves to mount a greater challenge to privatization and austerity. On Monday, the Chicago Teachers Union [...]

A Conversation With Jitu Brown – Power & History Of #WeChoose

By Staff, Badassteachers.blogspot.com -

January 22nd to the 26th has been dubbed School Choice Week.  In 2018 the #WeChoose National Coalition seeks to take the narrative back and proclaim that #WeChoose Public Education, NOT the [...]

Unions Widen Who They’re Fighting For

By Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene, Governing.com -

Historically, public-sector unions have focused their attention almost entirely on negotiating for higher wages and better benefits. These days, though, many are showing up at the bargaining [...]

Women’s March On Pentagon To Confront Bipartisan War Machine?

By Ann Garrison, Blackagendareport.com -

Yes, Ann, thank you. I’m beginning to organize a Women's March on the Pentagon because since 2007, when Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats regained a majority in the House of Representatives, there [...]

Call To Global Action Against Illegal U.S. Occupation Of Guantanamo

By Staff, NoForeignBases.org -

The Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases calls upon peace activists in the U.S. and around the world to organize actions, of whatever size and nature, on or around February 23rd, 2018, [...]

Graduate Student Unions Are Growing — And Fighting For Social Justice

By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout.org -

Not surprisingly, when graduate students heard that the Republican tax bill included a provision to tax tuition waivers, most became both upset and angry. But rather than despair, they organized. [...]

Veterans Challenge Islamophobia Campaign

By Staff, Veteranschallengeislamophobia.org -

Veterans For Peace and the Veterans Challenge Islamophobia campaign are participating in the We Are All America week of action from January 27th through February 3rd to protest the one-year [...]

How To Get New Activists To Stay Engaged For The Long Haul

By Eileen Flanagan, WagingNonviolence.org -

I’m convinced that finding a group where they felt both included and effective has been a key difference between the students who have engaged in meaningful, ongoing activist work and those who [...]

Peace Should Be Integral To The Women’s March

By Cindy Sheehan and Rick Sterling for CounterPunch. -

Above photo: From USA Today. NOTE: I agree with Cindy that Peace needs to be stated loudly and clearly as part of the Women’s March, but I have much greater concerns about the march. It was [...]

N. Carolina Municipal Workers Kick Off Bill Of Rights Campaign

By Sarah Miles, Portside.org -

A cold snap the first week of this year took a toll on North Carolina’s cities. In Greensboro alone, 38 water mains broke—and despite near-zero temperatures, municipal workers like Charles French [...]