‘The People Have Spoken’: Estimated 400,000 Puerto Ricans Flood Streets To Demand Rosselló Resign Immediately

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Hours after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resisted calls to step down over messages mocking victims of Hurricane Maria and attacking fellow politicians with misogynistic slurs, an estimated 400,000 [...]

Puerto Rico Revolts Against Corruption And Austerity

By José Hernandez, Marx21us.org -

As of this writing, the people of Puerto Rico have been protesting for seven days straight on the streets of San Juan, and in ever growing numbers. The fury unleashed by the scandals exposing the [...]

Director Stéphane Brizé Depicts Class Struggle With Dark Realism In ‘At War’

By Michael Hirsch, Portside.org -

Few films portray working people realistically. One thinks of rare movies such as Hollywood’s Norma Rae, the independent Salt of the Earth, Sergei Eisenstein’s Strike or the Italian classic, The [...]

Uncertainty In Puerto Rico After Protests Against Corrupt Governor

By Staff, Resumen-english.org -

Unrest prevails in Puerto Rico following long days of protests against Governor Ricardo Rosello, whose resignation is being demanded by the population. A third day of mass demonstrations [...]

‘It Puts You Into A Process That Hugely Favors The Employer’

By Janine Jackson, Fair.org -

At the same time, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Popular Democracy describes the disturbing rise of a particular constraint on workers’ voices and their power. [...]

Unions Call For A Just Transition

By Marianne Brooker, Theecologist.org   -

The TUC has published A just transition to a greener, fairer economy – a roadmap to meeting the needs of working people in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The launch event included [...]

How A Transit Union Triumphed In An Anti-Union Stronghold

By John Ertl, Labornotes.org -

Transit in the Washington, D.C., area is heavily unionized. But until recently there was one stubborn holdout—the DASH bus system in Alexandria, Virginia. The city debuted DASH 35 years ago to [...]

PLEDGE: Solidarity With Amazon Workers Striking On Prime Day!

By Staff, Solidaritycenter.ourpowerbase.net -

On July 15 — 'Prime Day' — Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota will stage a six-hour strike on a range of issues, including low pay, poor working conditions, increasingly heavy [...]

A Primer On The Different Types Of Labor Unions

By J. Meeks, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Craft unions appeared in the United States and the United Kingdom before the industrial revolution, emerging out of the feudal guild system. These unions are made up of organized workers who have [...]

CBO Report Shows Broad Benefits From Higher Minimum Wage

By Heidi Shierholz, Epi.org -

This afternoon, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report assessing the economic impact of raising the minimum wage to $15 in 2025 in six steps (this is a similar policy to the Raise [...]

After Standing Rock, Protesting Pipelines Can Get You A Decade In Prison And $100K In Fines

By Naveena Sadasivam, Grist.org -

Cherri Foytlin and her fellow protestors spent much of last summer suspended 35-feet in the air in “sky pods” tied to cypress trees. They were hoping to block the Bayou Bridge Pipeline from [...]

Wayfair Employees Plan Walkout To Oppose Furniture Sales To Migrant Detention Facilities

By Janelle Nanos, Bostonglobe.com -

Employees of the online housewares giant Wayfair announced Tuesday that they would stage a walkout at the company’s Back Bay headquarters on Wednesday to protest its decision to sell furniture to [...]

An Intersectional Labor Movement Must Resist “Colorblind” Approaches To Organizing

By Tamara Lee, Blackagendareport.com -

It is difficult to disagree with Gupta, Lerner, and McCartin that “traditional worker organizing has failed on every level,” or that the labor movement could and should adopt approaches for more [...]

The United States Has A Permanent Temp Worker Problem

By David Van Arsdale, Indypendent.org -

In the waiting room of an employment agency in Queens, laborers gather to be dispatched to warehouses and factories in New Jersey and upstate New York. Only their names are recorded before white [...]

Nicaragua: Forgiveness A Revolutionary Trait

By Chuck Kaufman, Afgj.org -

The willingness of the Sandinista government to go to almost any lengths to achieve national peace and tranquility, including pardoning the crimes of those in the opposition who killed, tortured, [...]