We Have The Money To Fix Our Food System

By Brian Wakamo, Otherwords.org -

Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn’t have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People’s Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, [...]

Labor Strikes Back: How Workers Can Win

By Dan Sisken, Occupy.com. -

In mid-June, the Washington DC chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) hosted a panel discussion, "Labor Strikes Back!", to answer these questions. The discussion was moderated by [...]

Starbucks Has A Slave Labor Problem

By Anna Canning, Fairworldproject.org -

Once again, Brazilian labor inspectors have found slave labor1 on plantations where Starbucks buys coffee. And not just any plantations, but ones that have been “certified” to Starbucks’ C.A.F.E. [...]

‘Value’ Of Unpaid Work By Women

By Sheshu Babu, Countercurrents.org -

In an article ( Women’s unpaid work:some statistics, 7 March 2000, theguardian.com), compiled by Global Women’s Strike campaign, ‘….. unwaged work contributes as much as £ 739 bn to the British [...]

The United States Has A Permanent Temp Worker Problem

By David Van Arsdale, Indypendent.org -

In the waiting room of an employment agency in Queens, laborers gather to be dispatched to warehouses and factories in New Jersey and upstate New York. Only their names are recorded before white [...]

American Airlines Mechanics Are Threatening The “Bloodiest, Ugliest Battle” In Labor History

By Michael Arria, Inthesetimes.com -

Mechanics at American Airlines are threatening to strike if a new contract isn’t negotiated, and the union president has declared that employees are prepared for the dispute to erupt into “the [...]

Appeals Court Recognizes That Farmworkers Have A Fundamental Right To Organize

By Staff, Nyclu.org -

ALBANY - A state appellate court today declared unconstitutional a Jim Crow-era exclusion in state law that denies farmworkers the right to organize and collectively bargain. Plaintiffs Crispin [...]

French Labor Leaders Size Up Yellow Vests

By Léa Bouchoucha, Consortiumnews.com -

Several weeks ago Emmanuelle Cheron, 43, was out on the Place de La République in Paris, along with other members of a new collective of professional child minders. They wore pink vests, held [...]

Labor In Algeria’s Revolt

By Rachid Malaoui, Jacobinmag.com -

Algeria is in the midst of a historic popular uprising. Protests began in February of this year, as Algerians revolted against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plans for a fifth term in office. [...]

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” [...]