Trade Unionists Back Campaign To Free Assange

By Don't Extradite Assange. -

In Birmingham, Plymouth, and Newcastle trades councils have voted to join the campaign to halt the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States where he could face 175 [...]

Flight Attendants Tell Airlines: Don’t Even Think About Concessions

By Sara Nelson, Labor Notes. -

The COVID-19 crisis hit airline workers with speed and devastation. Passenger flow through TSA checkpoints fell 97 percent in March compared to a year earlier. In the months since, travel demand [...]

Thousands Of Workers Strike Bath Iron Works

By Joe Piette, -

Over 4,300 production workers — represented by Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local S6 — walked off the job at the Bath Iron Works shipyard June 23 after unsuccessful contract [...]

How Black And Brown Workers Are Redefining Strikes

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

During George Floyd’s funeral on June 9th, Black dockworkers in Charleston, S.C., shut down the nation’s 4th busiest port and gathered to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter [...]

‘Workers First’ Car Caravans Drive Mass Turnouts Nationwide

By Mark Gruenberg, People's World. -

From Fairbanks to San Juan and from Bangor to Honolulu, workers nationwide turned out June 17 in car caravans, at press conferences, and in call-ins to lawmakers to demand solons “Put Workers [...]

Labor Vs. Police: Learning From Working-Class History

By Martha Grevatt, -

Led by oppressed youth, a working-class revolt has erupted, initially over the police lynching of George Floyd. It needs and deserves the unconditional solidarity of organized labor. [...]

Police Unions: It’s Time To Change The Law And End The Abuse

By Benjamin Sachs, On Labor. -

Collective action is the source of working people’s power. It is the source of the labor movement’s power. It is the source of power that has enabled workers to secure – through unionization and [...]

Health Care Workers Call On Labor Movement To Take Action

As health care workers, we condemn the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers as an act of racist violence. We condemn the murder of Breonna Taylor by Louisville police officers as [...]

NOLA Garbage Workers Form Union To Fightback

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

“We are digging in for a long fight,” says New Orleans striking sanitation worker Jonathan Edwards late on Thursday night about being fired in early May by People Ready, a contractor of New [...]

The Rebirth Of A Logistic Workers’ Movement?

By Flynn Murray, Dissent Magazine. -

UPS is now the largest private-sector unionized employer in the country. In this manner, it represents not only the changing nature of the industrial economy, but also the changing make-up of the [...]

Payday Report: Strikes Spread And Union Organizing Grows

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

The strikes in the Yakima Valley of Washington State continue to grow. Workers are already on strike at 7 major sites, and now they’re expected to strike on at least 6 more major sites this [...]

‘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 [...]

Unions Back US Postal Service’s $75 Billion Pandemic Appeal

By Mark Gruenberg, Intrepid Report. -

Washington — Faced with a crash in mail volume and revenue due to closures to battle the coronavirus pandemic—right when the country needs the Postal Service the most to help get vital food, [...]

Hospital Food Workers And Janitors Are Stuck In A “Death Trap”

By Kari Lydersen, In These Times. -

The hospital where Kim Smith works is supposed to be a “safe haven,” says the patient care technician at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago. But now she feels it has become a “death trap.” Like [...]

Here’s What A General Strike Would Take

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

You know that things are getting serious when #GeneralStrike starts trending on Twitter. It happened last week when Donald Trump was publicly mulling the idea of sending Americans back to work by [...]