NOLA Garbage Workers Form Union To Fightback

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

“We are digging in for a long fight,” says New Orleans striking sanitation worker Jonathan Edwards late on Thursday night about being fired in early May by People Ready, a contractor of New [...]

Payday Report: Strikes Spread And Union Organizing Grows

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

The strikes in the Yakima Valley of Washington State continue to grow. Workers are already on strike at 7 major sites, and now they’re expected to strike on at least 6 more major sites this [...]

Prison Labor Replaces Striking Garbage Workers In New Orleans

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

On Wednesday, dozens of garbage workers, employed by the temp service People Ready, went on strike, demanding proper safety equipment.  The workers, who make only $10.25 an hour are also [...]

Striking Bus Drivers Steer The Way To A Better World

By Mindy Isser, In These Times. -

All eyes are on essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic, as individuals, companies and even the federal government make a point to thank them for their heroic action: working. Frontline [...]

Immigrants Making PPE Strike After Co-Worker Dies Of COVID

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Today, Mexican immigrants making personal protective equipment LSL Healthcare in the suburbs of Chicago walked off the job, shutting down production as the workers demand paid time off to go into [...]

‘Protect Amazon Workers’ Mural Painted In Front Of CEO Jeff Bezos’ Home

By Shut Down DC, Popular Resistance -

On April 29, 2020, a team of activists with La ColectiVA and ShutDownDC painted a mural on the street in front of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ DC home. The mural read “PROTECT AMAZON WORKERS” in [...]

Nursing Home Workers Authorize May 8 Strike At 40 Facilities

By Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune. -

Workers at 40 nursing homes in Illinois, nearly all in the Chicago area, said Monday they have set a strike date for May 8, as contract negotiations come to a head while coronavirus cases are [...]

Amazon Workers Walk Out Over COVID-19 Outbreak

By Atwood Center, Facebook. -

Breaking: 50+ workers WALKED OUT at the Shakopee Amazon warehouse overnight after management revealed two more cases of COVID-19 and unjustly fired another worker leader. Faiza Osman has been [...]

Students Across The Country Are Going On Strike

By Mary Retta, The Nation. -

Since campuses began shutting down across the country in early March, college students have been speaking out about the economic uncertainty, lack of food, and housing insecurity the nationwide [...]

Essential Workers Of The World Unite!

By Santiago Leyva del Río and Kaveri Medappa, ROAR Magazine. -

Ironically, the global pandemic which threatens our lives has put a spotlight on the infrastructures that sustain them. The workers who have always been saving lives, caring for the ill, cleaning [...]

COVID-19 Strike Wave Interactive Map

By Pay Day Report. -

So far, we’ve identified over 100 wildcat strikes that happened since the beginning of March. (Several larger strikes like at Instacart and Whole Foods happened in multiple cities). We suspect [...]

Dozens Of Strikes Say, ‘No Safety, No Work!’

By Martha Grevatt, Workers World. -

As the death toll climbs, workers deemed “essential” have staged at least 75 separate job actions since the Chipotle walkout. Walkouts, sickouts, sit-ins and, most recently, car and [...]

GE Workers Protest, Demand To Make Ventilators

By Katie Ferarri, Labor Notes. -

Last Wednesday union members at General Electric plants across the country protested to pressure the $88 billion company to shift production to ventilators and ensure safe working conditions [...]

Striking Employees Reveal Basic Economic Principle That Derails COVID-19 Fight

By Leigh Osofsky, The Conversation. -

A series of recent protests by the workers preparing and delivering our essential foods and other goods highlights a key risk to our ability to combat the coronavirus. Some employees at an [...]

Red Lines: Amazon On Strike

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

What Workers Need to Know About Their Rights. Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Kevin Gustafson, an organizer with Democracy at Work and host of the Sensible Socialist Podcast, about the [...]