There Is No Substitute For The Rank And File

By Tatiana Cozzarelli, Left Voice. -

The Bessemer Amazon unionization effort was full of potential. It held the promise of a union bringing together the Black Lives Matter movement and a struggle for labor rights in order to take on [...]

Message From The Amazon Union Defeat In Alabama Is Clear

By Rand Wilson and Peter Olney, In These Times. -

On April 9, the National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a mail ballot certification election that concluded on March 29 for workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, [...]

The BAmazon Loss And The Road Ahead

By Joe DeManuelle-Clark, Labor Notes. -

Hopes were high. The drive had garnered enormous favorable press coverage and even support from the White House. Nevertheless, the loss was no surprise to many in labor. Amazon is one of the [...]

Bessemer – A Big Step Forward

By Frank Emspak, Portside. -

Workers at the Amazon fulfillment center have voted in a National Labor Relations Board election to ascertain if a majority of those voting wish to be represented by a union. Votes are being [...]

The Movement To End At-Will Employment Is Getting Serious

By Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times. -

On March 31, a group of worker centers, unions, community groups and policy organizations in Illinois officially formed a new coalition, Stable Jobs Now, that aims to dramatically shift the power [...]

The Enormous Impact Of Eroded Collective Bargaining On Wages

By Lawrence Mishal, Economic Policy Institute. -

A major factor depressing wage growth for middle earners and driving the growth of wage inequality over the last four decades has been the erosion of collective bargaining.1 Indeed, the only [...]

Amazon General Strike In Italy

By Peter Olney, Stansbury Forum. -

It can be said with certainty that the strike was successful, especially among the drivers where participation was around 75%, with peaks of up to 90%. This probably delayed a substantial chunk [...]

Virginia Public Sector Workers Organize To Make Their New Bargaining Rights A Reality

By Joe Demanuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. -

When Virginia changed its law last year to allow local government workers to bargain collectively, it was a leap forward in a time when the trend is generally in the opposite direction. As [...]

Colectivo Could Become The Largest Unionized Coffee Chain

By Alice Herman, In These Times. -

On March 8, Lauretta Archibald marked her three-year anniversary as a baker for Colectivo Coffee Roasters, an upscale Midwestern coffee chain based in Milwaukee and Chicago. In her years at [...]

Don’t Cross This Virtual Picket Line

By Kris LaGrange, Ucomm Blog. -

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama have been voting on joining RWDSU for the last month. If they are successful, they would be the first Amazon employees in the United States to [...]

Right To Work Defeated In Montana and Colorado

By Brian Young, UcommBlog. -

Montana and Colorado have both stopped attempts to pass Right to Work laws and will continue to be free bargaining states. In Montana, Republicans have control over the entire state [...]

Amazon Workers On Why They Need To Unionize

In the biggest unionizing struggle in Amazon’s history, nearly 6,000 workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama are voting on whether to join a union. The union drive has met fierce resistance [...]

US Journalists Form Unions To Survive ‘Hedge Fund Vampires’ And COVID-19

By Billy Anania, Shadowproof. -

Many of these unions have sought representation from the NewsGuild, a branch of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). They include editorial staff, who recognize the shared working [...]

Amazon Workers: ‘Everyone In The Community Is Cheering Us On’

By Steven Greenhouse, The American Prospect. -

As lead organizer in the potentially historic effort to unionize 5,800 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, Josh Brewer heads a small army of organizers for the Retail, Wholesale and Department [...]

Build New Infrastructure For A Broader Movement

By Jeff Ordower, Organizing Upgrade. -

The huge upswing in worker organizing in 2020 often had union support, but with an experimental twist. Over the first few months of the COVID-19 epidemic, workers from bridal shops to pizza [...]