“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 [...]

On Using Our Power To Stop Climate Disaster And Create A Just World

By System Change Not Climate Change. -

Time is running out to prevent full-blown climate catastrophe. Intertwined crises of wealth inequality, poverty, racism, and corporate despotism are deepening. When working people refuse to go [...]

Teachers Union Plans Strategy To Resist Unsafe School Re-Openings

By Mike Elk, PayDay Report. -

As the recession delivers severe budget cuts to education, many teachers are worried they won’t be able to re-open schools safely, which has left some considering the possibility of a [...]

Outraged Over Inept School Reopening Push, Teachers Ready #RedForEd Resurrection

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams. -

As teachers and parents across the U.S. continue to express outrage over the federal government's demand that public schools fully reopen in the next few weeks for the fall semester, some [...]

Thousands Of Workers Strike Bath Iron Works

By Joe Piette, Workers.org. -

Over 4,300 production workers — represented by Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local S6 — walked off the job at the Bath Iron Works shipyard June 23 after unsuccessful contract [...]

Texas Teachers Union May Strike Over Lack Of COVID-19 Precautions

By Jeff Rouner, RA News. -

The president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers says that going on strike is an option if teachers are forced back into the classroom this fall without proper precautions [...]

Strike For Black Lives In 25 Cities On July 20 Wins Union Support

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

The growing Black Lives Matters Strike Wave has reached over 600 strikes since June 1 got a massive boost of momentum today.  A coalition of 150 organizations, including major unions like [...]

How Black And Brown Workers Are Redefining Strikes

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

During George Floyd’s funeral on June 9th, Black dockworkers in Charleston, S.C., shut down the nation’s 4th busiest port and gathered to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter [...]

Detroit Fiat Chrysler Workers Halt Production For Second Day

By Jessica Goldstein, WSWS. -

Workers continued their courageous production stoppage at the Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit on Friday. Workers on “B crew” entered the plant at 4:30 p.m. and [...]

Workers Are Striking During The COVID18 Pandemic

By Celine McNicholas and Margaret Poydock, Economic Policy Institute. -

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed much about work in the United States: There have been countless examples of workers speaking out against unsafe work conditions and demanding personal [...]

Juneteenth: Over 500 Strikes In The Last Three Weeks

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Longshoremen are going on strike at 29 ports across the West Coast. The UAW is planning to stop production on all assembly lines for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd.  The [...]