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 [...]

1,000 Strikes Since March 1st And More

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

We wanted to send a quick update to report that Payday’s Strike Tracker has now recorded more than 1,000 strikes across the U.S. since March 1. Earlier this week we surpassed the 1,000-strike [...]

Organizing Call: After The DNC And RNC – We Can’t Breathe!

By Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

The Democratic and Republican Conventions are not confronting the crises of our times - the economic collapse, COVID pandemic, lack of access to healthcare, inequality, racism, the cost of [...]

UC Santa Cruz Reinstates Graduate Students After Months-Long Strike

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, Vice. -

The University of California has agreed to reinstate 41 UC Santa Cruz graduate student workers who were fired in March after waging a months-long ‘wildcat’ strike. The strike for a cost of living [...]

“A Lot Of People Really Don’t Think We Should Be Working Right Now”

By James Tatsch, WSWS. -

Last week saw the highest number of new recorded cases for the Kansas City metro area since the start of the pandemic. The ever-increasing level of confirmed cases takes place as infection levels [...]

Strikes Are An Option To Force Schools To Reopen Safely

By Madeline Will, Education Week Teacher. -

The executive council of the American Federation of Teachers has voted to pursue various tactics—including strikes—to keep schools from reopening for in-person instruction without proper safety [...]

New Tech Labor Movement Unites Office And Gig Workers

By Tyler Sonnemaker and Allana Akhtar, Business Insider. -

The recent wave of employee activism and organizing efforts represents a widening rift between the industry's rank-and-file employees and its executives. For the first time, developers and [...]

SEIU Should Actually Strike For Black Lives

By Mike Pappas, Left Voice. -

We want to fight. Workers throughout the country have been involved in the movements on the streets for weeks. In our unions, we have marched as contingents from coast to coast and in pretty much [...]

Tens Of Thousands Walk Off Job In ‘Strike For Black Lives’

By Aaron Morrison, People's World. -

Organizers of a national workers strike say tens of thousands are walking off the job today in more than two dozen U.S. cities to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has only [...]