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 [...]

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 [...]