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 [...]

Black Women Are Driving The Rebirth Of The Labor Movement

By Anna Merlan, www.jezebel.com -

By Anna Merlan in Jezebel - While those numbers show in depressing relief how fast and far union membership in America has fallen, the good news is that unions are still surviving, becoming more [...]

Not Just For Better Pay: Seattle Teachers Strike For Social Justice

Interview of Jesse Hagopian with Jaisal Noor, www.therealnews.com -

Interview of Jesse Hagopian with Jaisal Noor - This means students will not be attending class on Wednesday, the first scheduled day of school, if a deal is not reached before then. Negotiations [...]

First US Trade Union Endorses BDS Of Israel

By Haaretz, www.haaretz.com -

By Haaretz - One of the more prominent industrial unions in the U.S. voted to endorse the goals of the worldwide boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel, citing "its long [...]

NLRB Hands Fight For $15 Major Victory

By Dave Jamieson, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Dave Jamieson in The Huffington Post - McDonald's, Burger King and every other company that relies on a franchise business model just suffered the legal setback they've been fearing for [...]

Black Labor Organizers Urge AFL-CIO To Reexamine Ties To Police

By Sarah Jaffee, www.truth-out.org -

By Sarah Jaffee in Truth Out - The rise of the Movement for Black Lives got Brandon Buchanan and some of his fellow graduate student employees in the University of California system thinking. [...]

‘Teach For America’ Workers Are Employees, Can Join Teachers Union

By Patrick Sheehan, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Patrick Sheehan for In These Times - A National Labor Relations Board hearing officer has ruled that Teach for America teachers should be included in the union at a Detroit charter school [...]

Cincinnati’s Experiment With An Economy That Works For Everyone

By Geoff Gilbert, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Geoff Gilbert for Waging Nonviolence - With the 2016 presidential campaigns underway, economic populism has taken center stage. Bernie Sanders, calling for a $1 trillion investment in a [...]

Black Unionists Try To Save South Africa From Becoming Failed State

By Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo in Black Agenda Report - As NUMSA takes an increasingly central role in the struggle for full economic sovereignty and for the complete economic freedom of workers [...]

UC Unions Call On AFL-CIO To Terminate Police Union’s Membership

By Mario Vasquez, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Mario Vasquez for In These Times - United Auto Workers Local 2865, the union representing 13,000 teaching assistants and other student workers throughout the University of California, called [...]