Tentative Deal Reached To Avert IATSE Strike

By Justin Anderson, Real Screen. -

The tentative deal is for the Basic and Videotape Agreements, which affect some 40,000 film and television workers. According to IATSE, the proposed contract addresses issues at the heart of [...]

Update On Strikes And Walkouts

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Earlier this week in Savannah, Georgia, 54 of the 200 bus drivers in the Savannah-Chatham’s school district went on a wildcat “sick out” strike over pay and other issues.  Workers said they [...]

Labor Shortage Leaves Union Workers Feeling More Emboldened

By Ben Finley And Tom Krisher, Portside. -

When negotiations failed to produce a new contract at a Volvo plant in Virginia this spring, its 2,900 workers went on strike. The company soon dangled what looked like a tempting offer — at [...]

Labor Day Lessons From The American Union Movement’s Hidden History

By Kim Kelly, NBC News. -

Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest labor uprising in U.S. history. In 1921, around 10,000 coal miners in Logan County, West Virginia, who had been [...]

Nabisco Workers Are Striking For Normal Hours

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, Portside. -

A strike that began at a Nabisco factory in Portland, Oregon last week has now spread across the country to Nabisco facilities in Aurora, Colorado, and Richmond, Virginia, where Oreos, Ritz [...]

PATCO Strike: Reflections On An Ominous Anniversary

By Joseph A. McCartin, Working Class Perspectives. -

This week marks the 40th anniversary of an illegal strike by the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) that was decisively broken by President Ronald Reagan.  That strike [...]

Haiti: Protesters Demand President Moise Steps Down

By Sam Bojarski, The Haitian Times. -

Amid ongoing protests, the diaspora watched as journalists reported the arrest of a Supreme Court justice and a police inspector in Haiti on Feb. 7, the day opposition leaders, civil society and [...]

On Contact: People’s History Of West Virginia

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to filmmaker and journalist, Eleanor Goldfield about her documentary, "Hard Road of Hope". Goldfield’s documentary, "Hard Road of Hope", revisits West [...]

1,158 Strikes Since March First

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Back in 2019, Payday was one of the few national outlets in the country to cover the first-ever statewide teachers strike in South Carolina. Now, teachers in school districts throughout South [...]

2020 Saw Resurgence Of Strikes Around the World

By Candace Bernd, Truthout. -

Like every other social movement in the U.S. this year, the compounding crises of 2020 proved a catalyzing force for the labor movement, compelling essential and frontline workers to join picket [...]

How Unions Can Lay The Ground For The Next Upsurge

By Mark Meinster, Labor Notes. -

As shown by authors like Dan Clawson in his 2003 book The Next Upsurge, unions tend to grow in spurts, as part of working-class uprisings that pose a deep challenge to the powers that be. The [...]

Six Reflections On The Abolitionist Strike At The University Of Michigan

Both within and outside of the frameworks of “permissive” bargaining, the desire and urgency to create a world centered around care cannot be granted by a university or union bureaucracy. [...]

Pledge Of Resistance: Stop Austerity This Fall

By People's Strike. -

We are living in tumultuous times. The core capitalist countries are rapidly abandoning any pretense of democracy and advancing toward war. We, the oppressed peoples and working class people of [...]

Striking In The Coronavirus Depression

By Jeremy Brecher, Labor Sustainability Network. -

In response to COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Depression, workers have developed unique strategies and forms of organization to protect their lives and livelihoods. We saw in “Fighting the Great [...]

University Of Michigan Residential Staff On Strike

By Residential Staff, Popular Resistance. -

The bottom line is our health can’t wait. Our communities can’t wait. The University's inaction in the face of  ResStaff’s explicit concerns and action items over the last few weeks has made it [...]