Lessons From Sea-Tac: Rebuilding The Labor Movement

By Dan Sisken, occupy.com -

By Dan Sisken for Occupy - Over the past several decades with the decline of manufacturing and the worsening of labor law, organized labor in the United States has experienced a critical decrease [...]

How Millennials Are Trying To Revive The Labor Movement

By Judith Lewis Mernit, portside.org -

By Judith Lewis Mernit for Portside - Generational labels are fraught with inconsistencies. Growing up is not, after all, a controlled experiment. But to the extent that millennial labels apply, [...]

Dockworkers Showed Labor Movement How To Shut Down Fascists

By Peter Cole, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Peter Cole for In These Times - What role should the labor movement play in beating back the resurgence of fascism? Resistance, while a powerful concept, is far too vague. Local 10, the San [...]

In This Moment, Labor Must Become A Movement

By Moshe Z. Marvit, www.onlabor.org -

By Moshe Z. Marvit for On Labor. Labor has the existential imperative to reform itself, harness the existing energy, and lead a movement. There is no doubt that Donald Trump—through the use of [...]

“We Can Turn This Thing Around More Quickly Than Most People Think”

By Kate Aronoff, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Kate Aronoff for In These Times - If one mantra seems to have dominated the progressive response to this year's presidential election, it’s an apocryphal one cribbed from a long-dead Swedish [...]

Why Campaigns, Not Protests, Get The Goods

By George Lakey, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence. In order to build the kind of power that creates change you need a direct action campaign that harnesses a series of actions into an escalating sequence. [...]

Open Letter To Labor: Stand In Solidarity With #NoDAPL

By Staff, www.ecology.iww.org -

By Staff of IWW - Right now, several thousand indigenous tribal members (supported by over 160 tribes), land owners, environmentalists, climate justice activists, and supporters of [...]

Witnessing New Age Of Social Justice Movements—Including Labor

By Shaun Richman, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Shaun Richman for In These Times - Something is happening. Socialism is no longer a dirty word (the “S-word”), but something a sizeable portion of Americans tell pollsters is their preferred [...]

Protests Intensify, French Workers Refuse Submission

By Andrea Germanos, www.commondreams.org -

By Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams. Amid ongoing blockades and intensifying clashes with police, protests against President François Hollande's controversial set of labor reforms deepened on [...]

Farmworkers Who Sparked Biggest Labor Movement In U.S. History

By Alexa Strabuk, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Alexa Strabuk for Yes! Magazine - On a dusty Thursday evening, a couple hundred yards across the railroad tracks from old town Delano, California, Roger Gadiano ambles out of his one-story [...]

After Friedrichs Victory, Labor Has A Lot Of Work To Build Their Movement

By Cedric de Leon, www.truth-out.org -

By Cedric de Leon for Truthout - The US labor movement should celebrate narrowly escaping a US Supreme Court ruling that would have enforced "right to work" rules across the entire public sector [...]

Labor Unrest On The Uprise In The United States

By Sam Knight, www.districtsentinel.com -

By Sam Knight for The District Sentinel - Industrial unrest in the United States was more frequent and widespread last year, according to annual data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor [...]

Fast Fashion Is Second Dirtiest Industry In World, Next To Big Oil

By Glynis Sweeny, www.ecowatch.com -

By Glynis Sweeny in EcoWatch - “The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil,” the recipient of an environmental award told a stunned Manhattan audience [...]

Lack Of Political Org. & Violent History Key Factors In Police Violence

By Carl Finamore, www.counterpunch.org -

By Carl Finamore in Counterpunch - Essentially, I argue there is more extreme repression in the U.S. primarily because of our extremely racist and genocidal historical record, because of the high [...]

Ukrainian Trade Unionists Call For Unity Against Facism

By Ivan Melekhov, Jeanne Camus, Yefim Mironov, and Stanislav Yushchenko, www.PopularResistance.org -

The Kiev regime wants to forcibly impose on the entire population of Ukraine its system of values which totally rejects the Soviet period in the history of Ukraine. It is based on the traditions [...]

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