A Four-Day Working Week Is Within Our Grasp

By Eleanor Penny, Redpepper.org.uk -

Whenever the government fumbles around desperately for the story they can sell as success, they often reach for the following statistic: that since the Conservatives took power in 2010, [...]

Black Women’s Labor Market History Reveals Deep-Seated Race And Gender Discrimination

By Nina Banks, Epi.org -

The black woman’s experience in America provides arguably the most overwhelming evidence of the persistent and ongoing drag from gender and race discrimination on the economic fate of workers and [...]

Unions See An Opening In The Wake Of A Ruling That Was Supposed To Finish Them Off

By Rachel M. Cohen, Theintercept.com -

THE LAST YEAR has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, [...]

Self Employment: An Effective Path For War Tax Refusal

By Staff, Nwtrcc.org -

This publication is one of a series of “practicals” that offer ideas, tips, and information for individuals who want to cut off their financial support for the U.S. war machine or are currently [...]

Thousands Of Striking Matamoros, Mexico Workers March To Border To Appeal To US Workers

By Alex Gonzalez, Wsws.org -

The strike by 70,000 “maquiladora” workers in Matamoros, Mexico has entered its second week and continues to intensify each day. Yesterday, workers held a protest titled “A Day Without Workers” [...]

India General Strike 2019

By Jamie Woodcock, Notesfrombelow.org -

In Bangalore the strike was strong, shutting down transportation across the city. On the 8th of January, the unions called for a demonstration outside the town hall. There was the visible [...]

Are We Prepared To Pay The Price For Farmworker Justice?

By Olivia Heffernan, Pendemocracy.net -

Wearing a flannel shirt, Wrangler jeans and worn-in beige boots, Juan Antonio Zuniga has the look of a farmer but not the entitlements that come with owning an actual farm. Fleeing violence in El [...]

LA Teachers’ Strike: Dispatch #1

By Glenn Sacks, Counterpunch.org -

Absent a dramatic change in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s bargaining position, over 30,000 Los Angeles teachers will strike on Thursday, January 10. With nearly half a million [...]

The Eight Most Important Labor Stories Of 2018

By Rebecca Burns, In These Times -

In June, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Janus v. AFSCME—and it was just as bad as everyone feared. In a 5-to-4 decision, the court found that public-sector unions violated [...]

Real Roots Of Inequality Is Neoliberal Capitalism, Not Trade & Technology

By Jayati Ghosh, Project-syndicate.org -

New findings from the International Labor Organization show that workers across many advanced and emerging economies continued to miss out on the gains from growth in 2017. Rather than trotting [...]

Forget Elections—Labor Needs To Get Back to Its Roots

By Tom Lewandowski, Inthesetimes.com -

With the midterms behind us, we have Nov. 4, 2020, to look forward to—labor’s next morning after. On Nov. 5, 2008, we were euphoric and full of delusional hope over the imminent passage of the [...]

A Different WWI Anniversary

By Robert Ovetz,  Portside -

More than a decade before the New Deal, a wildcat strike wave during WWI brought about extensive concessions including right to organize, mandatory arbitration for employers, higher wages, and [...]

Labor’s Real Innovators Will Come From The Ranks, Not The Corporate World

By Chris Brookse, Labornotes.org -

“Put your faith in the rank and file” was the advice that famed longshore union organizer Harry Bridges used to give. But instead of turning to union members for the bold ideas we need, some [...]

Unions Bring Argentina to a Standstill As Macri Meets Bankers

By Telesur. -

On Tuesday at midnight, Argentina’s General Confederation of Workers (CGT) began its 24-hour general strike against Mauricio Macri’s austerity policies. On Monday, the Argentine Workers’ Central [...]

The National Prison Strike Isn’t Over

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

From August 21 to September 9, prisoners in 17 states went on strike to protest inhuman living and working conditions and to promote ten basic demands. Although the formal strike is over, some [...]