Lessons From Immigrant Rights Organizer: We Are Not Our ‘Productivity’

By Alan Pelaez Lopez, Rewire.news -

When I started organizing as part of DREAM Act mobilization in 2010, I had high hopes: I thought the act would be my way out of poverty, fugitivity, and uncertainty. But I never thought: At the [...]

Labour Unions Protest Against Tim Hortons’ Reaction To New Minimum Wage

By Staff, Labour-reporter.com -

TORONTO (CP) — Protesters rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Ontario Wednesday to show support for employees after some franchisees made benefits and break cuts after a minimum wage [...]

Iowa Fast-Food, Hospital Workers Protest Gov. Reynolds

Gov. Reynolds and Republican state lawmakers have waged a string of attacks on workers’ unions in recent years. Last February, then-Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill endorsed by then-Lt. [...]

NUMSA: S. African Union Confronts New Forms Of Apartheid Through Class Struggle

By Phakamile Hlubi, Blackagendareport.com -

I’ll answer your question first and then I’ll give some context. Our view of the current South African government is we have taken a very oppositionist perspective, we are opposed to the ANC -- [...]

Florida Prisoners Announce Work Stoppage To Cripple Prison System

By Staff, Fighttoxicprisons.wordpress.com -

The following message is from a group of prisoners who are spread throughout the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). It was sent anonymously and compiled from a series of correspondences [...]

Seymour Melman And The New American Revolution

By Johnathan Feldman, counterpunch.org -

Seymour Melman believed that both political and economic decline could be reversed by vastly scaling back the U.S. military budget which represented a gigantic opportunity cost to the national [...]

Why We Shouldn’t Fall For Members-Only Unionism Trap

By Chris Brooks, Portside.org -

One of corporate America’s next big goals might surprise you: passing legislation to prevent unions from having to represent workers who don’t pay dues. This is just the latest of many [...]

2017 Year In Review: Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

By Alexandra Bradbury, and Samantha Winslow, Portside.org -

If there’s one lesson labor can draw from the events of 2017, it’s this—to survive and grow in the face of a nationally coordinated employer offensive, we’ll have to use the attacks against us as [...]

12 Charts Show Real Problems Policies Must Tackle, Not Made-Up Ones

By Staff, epi.org -

Inequalities, and the inequities in opportunity that they represent, permeate all areas of American society. The real problems policies must tackle include stagnating wages of American workers [...]

Will AI Jobs Revolution Bring About Human Revolt, Too?

By Kentaro Toyama, theconversation.com -

But the job apocalypse might have a silver lining. The Luddites of the 1800s were unsuccessful for a number of reasons: They were politically marginal. They were not well-organized. They [...]

Labor Storm Brewing From Below As Workers Attacked From Above

By Shaun Richman, inthesetimes.com -

The first year of any Republican presidential administration is sure to bring new attacks on unions and their allies. This year has seen plenty of anti-labor offensives, as well as inspiring [...]

Tips Should Go To Workers, Not Their Bosses

By Negin Owliaei, otherwords.org -

Thea Bryan is a single mother putting herself through graduate school. She spends her days at an unpaid internship for her social work program. At nights, she bartends for tips. Sometimes, the [...]

Hundreds Of Workers Go On Strike At Reagan National & Dulles

By Nick Iannelli -

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of contracted airport service workers walked off the job Wednesday morning at Dulles International and Reagan National airports, speaking out against their employer and [...]

CUNY Workers Say: ‘Resist Austerity!’

By G. Dunkel , workers.org -

Holding a huge, electrified banner reading “Resist austerity,” while chanting to the rhythm of a brass band, hundreds of members of the Professional Staff Congress marched from the Graduate [...]

How New Orleans Hospitality Workers Organize Their Industry

By Kat Stromquist, bestofneworleans.com -

On a chilly evening just before Thanksgiving, about a dozen New Orleans Hospitality Workers Committee (NOHWC) members were gathered around a long table in a well-worn Claiborne Avenue meeting [...]