Everyone Can Have Their Own Job Guarantee

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Before getting into his piece, it is helpful to again restate my main criticism of the job guarantee (JG) idea, the one I have been making for three years now (over and over and over and over). [...]

Academic Alienation: Freeing Cognitive Labor From The Grip Of Capitalism

By Maresi Starzmann, Roarmag.org -

Sitting in a coffee shop in a typical American college town, I overhear a conversation between two twenty-somethings. They lament, in educated and self-critical fashion, the failure of the [...]

Arizona Teachers Vote To Strike

By Jerry White, Wsws.org -

Teachers in the southwestern US state of Arizona have overwhelmingly voted to strike to demand improved wages for educators and support staff, and restore more than $1 billion in school funding [...]

Thousands Of Teachers And Staff On Strike Across Oklahoma And Kentucky, Arizona Might Be Next

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Schools shut down on Monday as thousands of teachers and staff in Oklahoma walked out to protest the low wages, benefit cuts and lack of school funding. Leading up to the planned strike, Oklahoma [...]

Purple Bullying, Ten Years Later: SEIU Trustees Trample Membership Rights

By Steve Early, Mronline.org -

In Chicago this coming weekend, 2,500 rank-and-file activists, from the U.S. and abroad, will be meeting under the banner of Labor Notes to celebrate the revival of union militancy, including [...]

Wildcat Sickouts Hit Kentucky As Teachers’ Struggle Spreads

By Will Morrow, Wsws.org -

Thousands of teachers in Kentucky staged wildcat sickouts Friday, closing schools in 29 counties. The protests were in opposition to a bill passed by state legislators Thursday night that [...]

First Fight For $15, Then West Virginia Teachers: Can New Playbook Rescue Labor Movement?

By Max Zahn, Inthesetimes.com -

Shannon Johnson grew up with a birth defect in her throat that required multiple surgeries. Stuck in the hospital, she found solace in Disney movies. “I could get so immersed in the characters,” [...]

Germany’s 28-Hour Workweek

By Loren Balhorn, Jacobinmag.com -

German metalworkers’ union IG Metall made international headlines last month after a twenty-four-hour “warning strike” compelled employers to sign a deal with the union giving its members the [...]

What Happens To A One-Industry Town When The One Industry Is The Military?

By Dahr Jamail, Truth-out.org -

According to that report, NAS Whidbey contributed $726 million to the economy of Island County in 2011, in addition to other ways the military base benefited the community where it is located, [...]

‘The Gig Economy’ Is The New Term For Serfdom

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

A 65-year-old New York City cab driver from Queens, Nicanor Ochisor, hanged himself in his garage March 16, saying in a note he left behind that the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft had made [...]

Tipped Workers Win With Spending Bill

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

President Trump signed a massive omnibus spending bill on Friday, ensuring that the lights will stay on in the federal government for another six months. But the bill does more than just allocate [...]

Florida Teachers On Edge As New Law Threatens Their Unions

By Jeffrey S. Solock, Tampabay.com -

Life without union representation is not a distant fear for Russell Baggett. Until two years ago, the Calhoun County school district in northern Florida had no collective bargaining unit to [...]

French Civil Servants And Rail Workers Strike In Test For Macron

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the streets of France on Thursday and strikes caused travel misery for millions in a showdown between trade unions and President Emmanuel Macron that [...]

Teacher’s Unions Intensify Efforts To Suppress Growing Class Struggle In The US

By Jerry White, Wsws.org -

On Sunday night, the National Education Association (NEA) shut down the strike by 4,000 teachers and support staff in Jersey City, the second-largest school district in the state of New Jersey. [...]

Inspired By West Virginia, Teachers Spread Red For Ed Movement Across Arizona

By Rebecca Garelli, Labornotes.org -

This all got started two Fridays ago, March 2. I had become friends with Jay O’Neal from West Virginia, who helped start the teachers and public employees Facebook group there, and he let me into [...]