UPSers Elect Vote No Activists To Lead Philadelphia Local 623

Teamsters in Philadelphia Local 623 have overwhelmingly elected Richard Hooker and the #623LivesMatter slate. In a four-way race, Hooker beat the incumbent 547-346. That's a 61% to 39% [...]

The PSC-CUNY Contract—The Case For Voting NO

By Charlie Post, Portside.org -

This is one of two contrasting viewpoints posted to Portside Labor today about the PSC (AFT) tentative agreement with CUNY, covering 30,000 faculty (including 12,000 adjuncts), professional and [...]

GM Workers Ratify Contract Though ‘Mixed At Best’

By Chris Brooks and Jane Slaughter, Labornotes.org -

The Auto Workers' strike against General Motors came to a close this weekend after six weeks on the picket lines, with workers voting to ratify a contract that was clearly unloved but accepted [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Attempting To Ram Through Tentative Agreement Over Widespread Opposition

By Kristina Betinis, Wsws.org -

On Wednesday night, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates approved a tentative agreement that betrays all the aspirations of the 24,000 teachers who have been on strike for ten [...]

“We Can’t Remain Indifferent”: Chile Trade Unions Call For General Strike In Support Of Student-Led Uprising

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

As protests against the Chilean government continued Monday, trade unions across the South American country called for a general strike to support demonstrators drawing attention to the nation's [...]

Chicago Teachers Vote By Wide Margin To Move Toward Strike

By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat.org -

Chicago teachers, clinicians and paraprofessional union members voted by a wide margin to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a walkout less than six months into Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s [...]

GM Backs Down On Cutting Off Healthcare For Its Striking Workers

Last week GM shocked the United Auto Workers and outside observers alike by ending healthcare coverage for striking employees, shifting the costs to the union’s strike fund. That move by GM was [...]

The Strike Against General Motors Is One Front in a Much Larger Class War

By Sean Crawford and Maximillian Alvarez, In These Times -

The largest strike against GM in over a decade reveals something that everyone sitting at the bargaining table in Detroit knows and fears: The divide between the UAW leadership and the rank and [...]

“This Is Overdue”: Interview With A Striking GM Worker

By Marianne Garneau, Organizing Work -

In the 13 years I’ve worked there, we’ve seen a lot. Our contracts have not been the greatest. They’ve played around with our health care so many times. Our pay is lower compared to the rest [...]

Unions: We Must Back The Climate Strike!

By Rosa Pavanelli, Commondreams.org   -

In 1968, workers around the world joined students in taking to the streets to challenge injustice and the complacency of the political establishment. Now, once again, students are leading the [...]

The Future Of U.S. Jobs Looks Bleak. Unions Are the Answer.

By Heidi Shierholz, Inthesetimes.com -

We were just handed a wake-up call. Newly released numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics project that six of the ten occupations expected to have the most total job growth over the [...]

A Year Of Organizing Freelance Journalists

By Staff, Organizing.work -

In March of 2019, the Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union unintentionally went public. Having recently settled on a formal name for the organization, committee members [...]

Democracy Needs Unions

By Christine Owens, Otherwords.org -

You deserve to have a say in matters that affect you. Everyone does. That’s democracy. This shouldn’t change when you go to work. Democratic rights in the workplace — including the right to form [...]

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 [...]