Letter To The Socialists, Old And New

By Chris Townsend, Regeneration Magazine. -

I joined the labor movement 41 years ago. I had enrolled in the socialist movement two years before that. When I started out my links to the rest of the socialist movement were few; there were [...]

On Using Our Power To Stop Climate Disaster And Create A Just World

By System Change Not Climate Change. -

Time is running out to prevent full-blown climate catastrophe. Intertwined crises of wealth inequality, poverty, racism, and corporate despotism are deepening. When working people refuse to go [...]

Capitalism Is Failing Its Coronavirus Stress Test

By Labor Leaders, In These Times. -

At this moment of unprecedented crisis, how can we ensure the physical safety and economic health of U.S. workers? According to a recent USA Today op-ed by four national union [...]

Head Of The Postal Workers Union Says The Postal Service Could Be Dead In Three Months

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Among the most prominent victims of the coronavirus financial crisis is the United States Postal Service, which could quite literally run out of money to operate if the federal government does [...]

It’s Time To Shorten The American Work Week

By Robert R. Raymond , Truthout.org -

Americans are one of the most overworked populations in the world. With the average worker clocking 47 hours a week, Americans work more hours per year than almost any other industrialized [...]

It’s Not Just ‘Coal Country’ — What The History Of Women’s Labor Reveals About Appalachia

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert, Wagingnonviolence.org -

After the 2016 presidential election, many people in the United States sought to understand the rise of Trump through stories of rural America. Books like “Hillbilly Elegy” and “Strangers in [...]

Seeds Of Labor War Are Fertilized By The NLRB

By Hamilton Nolan, Splinternews.com -

Inherent in the ridiculous human condition is the necessity that we continually relearn lessons of the past, the hard way. Such is the case today. Guess what happens when the government and power [...]

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 [...]

Workers Of The World Unite (At Last)

By Ronaldo Munck, Greattransition.org -

Once seen as the vanguard of a new social order, the contemporary labor movement has been written off by many progressive activists and scholars as a relic of the past. They should not be so [...]

Hungarian Government Facing Warm Political Winter

By Matyas Benyik and György Droppa, Transform-network.net -

The wave of mass demonstrations started by the trade unions on 8th of December before the parliamentary voting. About ten thousand protesters gathered at the Hungarian Parliament building to [...]

12 Reasons Labor Should Demand a Green New Deal

By Jeremy Brecher and Joe Uehlein, In These Times -

The Green New Deal is poised to become a factor in the 2020 elections. Labor unions should take this opportunity to embrace the proposal—and fight to make sure it’s a strong vehicle for advancing [...]

Sam Pizzigati: “A New Labor Activism Is Surging”

By Mohsen Abdelmoumen, Ahtribune.com -

Sam Pizzigati: By the traditional benchmarks for measuring union strength, unions in the United States — particularly in the private sector — haven’t been as weak as they rate right now since the [...]

Who Wants To Join A Union? A Growing Number Of Americans

By Thomas Kochan, The Conversation -

Only 10.7 percent of American workers belong to a union today, approximately half as many as in 1983. That’s a level not seen since the 1930s, just before passage of the labor law that was [...]

Unions In The 21st Century: Adapt To Survive, Co-Opt To Grow

By Emily Kenway, Opendemocracy.net -

It has always surprised me how rarely trade unions are raised in the conversation on forced labour. Their fundamental purpose is to secure better conditions for workers, in part by using [...]

Socialist International Of 140 Global Political Parties Adopts BDS, Calls For Military Embargo On Israel

By Staff, Imemc.org -

The Council of the Socialist International (SI) has called for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) for Palestinian rights at their meeting in the United Nations in Geneva on June 26-27. SI [...]

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