How Big Strike 30 Years Ago Aided Fight For Single Payer

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance. -

Thirty years ago this summer, 60,000 telephone workers walked off the job in New York and New England — and stayed out for seventeen weeks. Their struggle against NYNEX, a telecom giant, became [...]

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 [...]

Largest Private Sector Strike In Years – At Supermarkets Across Northeast

By Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox. -

More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row. Cashiers and deli workers at Stop & Shop supermarkets walked off the [...]

Solidarity On The California Picket Lines

By Brooke Anderson, In These Times. -

California - The strike, which took place at all 10 campuses and 5 medical centers affiliated with the UC system, is the largest strike of 2019 to date, thanks to the significant number of [...]

Pennsylvania Workers Wage Biggest US Manufacturing Strike In Trump Era

By Sarah Lahm , In These Times -

On February 26, nearly 2,000 members of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) walked off their jobs at a longstanding locomotive manufacturing plant in Erie, [...]

Oakland Teachers Strike Ends With Tentative Deal for Raise

By Jocelyn Glecker, The Associated Press -

Striking teachers in Oakland, California, celebrated after reaching a contract deal Friday with school administrators to end a seven-day walkout. To cheers and applause, union leaders from the [...]

Union Thugs Assault Striking Matamoros Workers

By Andrea Lobo, WSWS.org. -

The Mexican and US ruling class and the trade unions are ramping up their physical intimidation and reprisals against the workers in Matamoros, Mexico, whose rebellion against the trade unions [...]

L.A. Teachers Showed Us How It’s Done

By Samantha Winslow, Labor Notes -

Of course, wages and benefits were central to the teachers’ fight. But like many successful strikes, theirs was about something bigger—that the district should invest in public education as a [...]

If LA Teachers Strike Don’t Expect It To Stay In LA

By Ricardo Cano, CalMatters -

The nation’s second largest school district is about to ring in 2019 with a teacher strike that is already reverberating in public schools across California, and could be felt by taxpayers and [...]

First Charter School Strike in US History Authorized In Chicago

By Rebecca Burns, In These Times -

On Tuesday, teachers at 15 Chicago charter schools voted 98 percent to authorize a strike as they continue to bargain a contract with Acero Schools, the largest unionized charter network in the [...]

Prisoners Organizing National Strike Against ‘Modern Day Slavery’

By Michael Arria, In these Times. -

Prisoners across the country say they are gearing up for an end-of-summer nationwide strike against inhumane living conditions and unpaid labor—or, in their words, “modern-day slavery.” The [...]

With Strike Looming, Arizona Governor Bends to Teacher Demands

By Bob Christie and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press -

As recently as Tuesday, a defiant Arizona governor refused to meet with teachers threatening to strike over low pay and said he was sticking with a 1 percent raise proposal. By Thursday, [...]

Kentucky Teachers Shut Down Schools Over Pensions

By Travis Waldron, Huff Post -

Public schools closed in at least 25 Kentucky counties on Friday as teachers staged a quasi-strike after legislation was passed that would overhaul the state pension system. Kentucky teachers [...]

Univ. Of Illinois Graduate Student Workers Strike, Occupy President’s Office

By Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune. -

In a sign of escalating tensions surrounding the strike at the University of Illinois, members of the graduate student workers union in Urbana-Champaign have camped outside the university [...]

West Virginia Teachers Are Now Out On A Wildcat Strike

By Kate Arnoff, In These Times -

In a bright spot among an otherwise bleak landscape for labor, over 15,000 teachers and school support employees in all 55 West Virginia counties have been out on strike for seven days, as they [...]