Let’s Take Health Care Off The Bargaining Table

By Larry Brown, Portside.org -

Union members enjoy some of the best health care that working-class Americans can expect to receive. Unions have fought long and hard to establish and maintain these benefits and they are justly [...]

The Stop & Shop Strike Is Showing There’s Still Power In A Union

By Michael Arria, Inthesetimes.com -

Roughly 31,000 employees of the northeastern grocery chain Stop & Shop have been on strike for nearly a week across more than 240 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The [...]

Third Time’s The Charm? UAW Announces New Election At Volkswagen

By Chris Brooks, Labornotes.org -

For the third time in five years, auto workers will vote on whether to form a union at the country’s sole Volkswagen plant, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On Tuesday, the United Auto Workers [...]

Amid Declining Membership, Unions Attempt To Expand The Appeal And Benefits Of Organizing

By Martin Daks, Njbiz.com -

Unions face a host of challenges in New Jersey and across the nation from declining membership to concerns about members’ jobs being replaced by technology. At the same time, they’re also [...]

France: Unions And The Yellow Vests Resist Macron

By Charlie Kimber, Socialistworker.co.uk -

We Yellow Vests, formed in local assemblies, gathered in Saint-Nazaire, 5, 6, 7 April 2019, address the people as a whole. Following the first meeting of Commercy, approximately 200 delegations [...]

2019 Sees The Return Of Labor Activism As Workers Strike Back

By Dan Sisken, Occupy.com -

National Labor Relations Board data indicate that 2018 marked a huge upsurge in strikes by workers across the U.S. The year saw 21 major work stoppages involving 485,000 workers, compared with [...]

Brazil’s Labor Unions Prepare For War With Far-Right President Jair Bolsanaro

By Michael Fox, Inthesetimes.com -

FLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL—On a gray afternoon in early February, 60 local leaders from roughly 40 unions meet at the tan, seven-story headquarters of the Santa Catarina State Commerce Workers [...]

LABOR Unions Can Take On International Fights — And Win

By Michael Galant, Portside.org -

Fresh off a strike in Erie, PA, the United Electrical Workers are a model of the working-class internationalism that can build a more just world. After nine days of picketing in below freezing [...]

How SEIU’s Self-Inflicted Loss Became Labor’s Gain

By Steve Early, Counterpunch.org -

SEIU headquarters in Washington dispatched hundreds of national union staffers from around the country to seize control of Oakland-based United Healthcare Workers (UHW). Among them was current [...]

How Unions Have Dodged The Blow Of Janus (So Far)

By Heather Gies, In These Times. -

Months after the Supreme Court’s June 2018 Janus v. AFSCME decision, public-sector unions are not teetering on the brink of collapse, as their detractors may have hoped. The consensus is that [...]

Workers Union Director Says Shutdown Lawsuit Will Prove Trump Administration Not ‘Above The Law’

By Tess Bonn, Thehill.com -

A lawsuit suing the Trump administration over the ongoing government shutdown will prove the federal government is not above the law, said a policy chief for the country's largest union [...]

Argentine Unions Make X-mas Feast Protest In Front Of Congress

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Unions and social movements in Argentina are spending Christmas Eve on the steps of Congress to prepare a holiday dinner for those without a home in protest of government austerity measures that [...]

Teamsters Union Blackmails UPS Workers: Approve Contract Or Your Wages Will Be Cut

By Will Morrow, Wsws.org -

The Teamsters Union is seeking to blackmail UPS workers into voting for its sellout contract proposal by threatening that a “no” vote will result in an even worse offer. A UPS worker provided [...]

Labor Has Made Two Grave Errors; Will It Recover?

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

Labor unions have been on the decline in the United States for over fifty years, which has caused a decline in wages, working environments and overall social conditions. In other countries, a [...]

‘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 [...]