Child Care Workers Now Have A Huge New Union

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

A 17-year organizing campaign in California culminated this week in the successful unionization of 45,000 child care providers—the largest single union election America has seen in years. The [...]

Maine Shipbuilders Bring The Hammer Down To Reject Concessions

By Andy O'Brien, Labor Notes. -

More than 4,300 shipbuilders at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, are entering the sixth week of the largest private sector strike in the U.S. this year. It wasn’t assured that the [...]

Two-Week Strike By Illinois Nurses In Danger

By Benjamin Mateus and Jerry White, WSWS. -

Joliet, IL - The two-week strike by 720 nurses at the AMITA St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois is at a critical juncture. The nurses, who walked out on July 4, are demanding [...]

UAW Work Stoppage On Juneteenth To End Racism

By Rory L. Gamble, United Auto Workers. -

As trade unionists and as Americans, we were outraged and heartsick at the horror of George Floyd’s death on May 25. It was yet another tragedy in a long and sorrowful history of the divisiveness [...]

Pitchfork Union On Strike Over Racist Power Structures

By Pitchfork Union, Popular Resistance. -

Today, the Pitchfork Union is engaging in a half-day work stoppage. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, union members will not publish or promote any new content on the website in protest of a blatant act [...]

NYC Bus Drivers Union Refuses To Transport Protesters For NYPD

By Jason Koebler, Vice. -

Workers for New York City’s MTA are refusing to transport people arrested during protests against police brutality in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A video [...]

Amazon Will Not Change Without A Union

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, Jeff Bezos has gotten $24 billion richer. Amazon’s stock price has risen more than 40% since mid-March. This explosive creation of corporate wealth [...]

San Francisco Labor Council Resolves: Abolish U.S.-Imposed Economic Sanctions

By Workers World. -

The following resolution was passed unanimously on Feb. 10, 2020. Whereas sanctions and economic blockades are being imposed by the United States and its allies — in violation of international [...]

UPS Worker Challenged Powerful Union Leaders And Won

By Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer.  -

When the meeting was called to order, some UPS workers who had been with the company for decades could barely believe their eyes. Membership meetings like these are mostly empty. But on this [...]

Rank And File Journalist Wins Presidency Of CWA NewsGuild

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance. -

After a much-contested election process, the largest union of journalists in North America has chosen a 32-year old reporter at the Los Angeles Times to be its new leader, in the U.S. and [...]

Labor Struggles Unite Students And Workers

By Arvind Dilawar, Pacific Standard Magazine. -

New York City - Students making their way into the New School's University Center on May 8th passed through a gauntlet of labor demonstrations. Reaching the center on 5th Avenue between East 13th [...]

The Outcome In Arizona

By Eric Blanc, Jacobin Magazine. -

After an all-night encampment of striking educators, the Arizona state government passed a budget bill early this morning. To assess the strike and the settlement, Jacobin’s Eric Blanc spoke [...]

Chicago Teacher’s Strike Vote: Union Democracy In Action

By Michelle Strater Gunderson, www.livingindialogue.com -

By Michelle Strater Gunderson for Living in Dialogue. Chicago, IL - I sat in the House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday night waiting to be counted as a yes vote for our [...]

Labor Should Shift Its Focus To Organizing Black Workers

By Andrew Elrod, www.inthesetimes.com -

In 1956, as Martin Luther King Jr. and Bayard Rustin struggled to sustain the historic boycott of segregated public transit in Montgomery, Alabama, Rustin turned to the union leader A. Phillip [...]

The Largest Union Vote In The United States This Year

By Jenny Brown, www.labornotes.org -

After many close votes against unionization, American Airlines passenger service agents scored an overwhelming victory September 16, voting 86 percent to unionize. The win covers 14,500 workers, [...]

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