How Unions Can Lay The Ground For The Next Upsurge

By Mark Meinster, Labor Notes. -

As shown by authors like Dan Clawson in his 2003 book The Next Upsurge, unions tend to grow in spurts, as part of working-class uprisings that pose a deep challenge to the powers that be. The [...]

Labor Unions File UN Complaint Over ‘Outrageous’ Violations Of Workers’ Rights

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

United States labor leaders representing workers in several trade unions on Wednesday filed a complaint with the United Nations' labor agency, making the case that under the Trump administration, [...]

Restaurant Workers Are Building Solidarity Amid The Pandemic

By Alice Herman, In These Times. -

Boise, Idaho - It was rain­ing light­ly June 29 when Geo Eng­ber­son, own­er of the Pie Hole pizze­ria, con­vened an emer­gency staff meet­ing. He had intend­ed a quick con­fer­ence in the [...]

Workers’ Rights In Globalised Industry

By Ben Chacko, Morning Star Online. -

The Covid-19 crisis and the lockdowns imposed as a result hit the garment industry hard, causing order cancellations and job losses in producer countries. What can trade unions do to press [...]

Trade Unions Need New Strategies

By Asbjørn Wahl, The Bullet. -

Trade unions are on the defensive all over the world, under immense pressure from strong economic and political forces. We are facing a multiplicity of crises. Employers are attacking on all [...]

Labor Must Make Defense Of Black Lives Its Own Imperative

By King Downing and Frances Madeson, Black Agenda Report. -

Black trade unionists across the U.S. are calling on the labor movement to defend Black Lives Matter protesters and to fight racism in their own ranks. The attacks by police and increasingly [...]

TUC Calls For Israel Sanctions To “End Apartheid”

By Asa Winstanley, Electronic Intifada. -

The British Trades Union Congress has condemned Israel’s annexation plan, calling it “another significant step in the creation of a system of apartheid” in the West Bank. Passed on [...]

Time For Unions To Give The Democratic Party An Ultimatum

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

On Labor Day, Joe Biden did an online event with AFL-CIO pres­i­dent Richard Trum­ka to talk up unions. At this point in his polit­i­cal career, Biden can do these things in his sleep. His well [...]

Amazon Posted Job To Monitor Employee’s Efforts To Unionize

By Aaron Holmes, Business Insider. -

In a now-deleted job listing posted this week, Amazon advertised that it's looking to hire an "intelligence analyst" tasked with duties including snooping on workers' unionization efforts and [...]

Will COVID-19 Spur A Wave Of Unionization?

By Steven Greenhouse, Dissent Magazine. -

In mid-March, someone asked me whether COVID-19 would spur a wave of unionization. My first reaction was no. How could workers possibly unionize when there was all this social distancing and [...]

Trade Unionists Back Campaign To Free Assange

By Don't Extradite Assange. -

In Birmingham, Plymouth, and Newcastle trades councils have voted to join the campaign to halt the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States where he could face 175 [...]

Flight Attendants Tell Airlines: Don’t Even Think About Concessions

By Sara Nelson, Labor Notes. -

The COVID-19 crisis hit airline workers with speed and devastation. Passenger flow through TSA checkpoints fell 97 percent in March compared to a year earlier. In the months since, travel demand [...]

Thousands Of Workers Strike Bath Iron Works

By Joe Piette, Workers.org. -

Over 4,300 production workers — represented by Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local S6 — walked off the job at the Bath Iron Works shipyard June 23 after unsuccessful contract [...]

How Black And Brown Workers Are Redefining Strikes

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

During George Floyd’s funeral on June 9th, Black dockworkers in Charleston, S.C., shut down the nation’s 4th busiest port and gathered to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter [...]

‘Workers First’ Car Caravans Drive Mass Turnouts Nationwide

By Mark Gruenberg, People's World. -

From Fairbanks to San Juan and from Bangor to Honolulu, workers nationwide turned out June 17 in car caravans, at press conferences, and in call-ins to lawmakers to demand solons “Put Workers [...]