‘May Day’ Militancy Needed To Create The Economy We Need

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Seventy years of attacks on the right to unionize have left the union movement representing only 10 percent of workers. The investor class has concentrated its power and uses its power in an [...]

Public Unions Under Attack Fight Back

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

The Supreme Court has entered the final phase in its deliberation of Janus vs AFSCME and is expected to announce its decision this June. If the decision is made against public sector unions, as [...]

Worker’s National Day Of Action For Unions #UnrigTheSystem

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Workers protested across the country because, on Monday, the Supreme Court will consider Janus vs. AFSCME — a case that could weaken public employee unions by challenging a longstanding precedent [...]

Thousands Of Low Wage Workers Walk Off Jobs In Protest

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The Fight for $15 held protests calling for a $15 per hour wage and a union.  Thousands walked off their jobs in two dozen cities. The protests, which were joined by the Poor People's [...]

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 [...]

Workers Plan Massive Wave Of Civil Disobedience This Spring

By Staff for Fight for $15, Popular Resistance -

Thousands of fast-food cooks and cashiers announced Thursday they will walk off their jobs and protest nationwide Feb. 12 – the 50th anniversary of the historic Memphis sanitation strike - [...]

Union-busters Set Themselves Up For Janus Backfire

By IUOE Local 150, Portside.org -

Unfortunately, for the special interest groups that are pushing this agenda, the ramifications of a win will have the opposite of the desired effect. If not bargaining is protected free speech, [...]

Empire Files: Deadliest Country For Unions And Social Leaders

By Abby Martin, TelesurTV -

In 2017, murders of social leaders, union organizers and indigenous activists in Colombia hit a new high since the historic peace agreement. Empire Files' Abby Martin goes to Colombia to document [...]

What The Attack On Organized Labor Means For African Americans

By D. Amari Jackson, www.atlantablackstar.com -

By D. Amari Jackson for Atlanta Black Star. In an April 2016 document sent from Tracie Sharp to her powerful States Policy Network (SPN) — a right-wing alliance of 66 think tanks across the [...]

Randi & Lily, For The Good Of Unions, Please Step Down

By Steven Singer, www.gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com -

By Steven Singer in Gadfly On The Wall. Unions are facing hard times. We are under attack by the new fascist wing of the Republican party. So-called “right to work” laws are being drafted [...]

American Unions Form Alliance To Prevent Climate Disaster

By Joe Uehlein and Jeremy Brecher, www.uslaboragainstwar.org -

By Joe Uehlein and Jeremy Brecher for US Labor Against The War - Step by step the American labor movement is increasingly recognizing and responding to the threat of climate change. While the [...]

Breaking: Supreme Court Deadlock Upholds Win For Unions

By AP, http://www.AP.org -

By Associated Press. A tie vote from the Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a win to labor unions in a high-profile dispute over their ability to collect fees. The justices divided 4-4 in a case [...]

Labor Department Finally Closes Union-Busting Loophole

By Michael Hiltzik, www.latimes.com -

By Michael Hiltzik for the Los Angeles Times. Washington, DC - Explanations abound for the consistent decline of organized labor in the United States, especially in the private sector. But one [...]

The Door-To-Door Union Killers

By Steven Greenhouse, www.theguardian.com -

By Steven Greenouse for The Guardian. Seattle, WA - For several months, Shawna Murphy, a home-based childcare provider in Seattle, had received a stream of emails, letters and robocalls – some [...]