Union Painters Are Primed For A ‘Summer Of Chaos’

By Don McIntosh, NW Labor Press. -

At 5:45 a.m. Friday, May 21, painters started assembling outside under-reconstruction Madison High School in Northeast Portland, and picked up picket signs instead of paint sprayers. For the [...]

Puerto Rico Unions Close Ranks Against LUMA Energy

By Wilmarilis Sánchez-Romeu and Edwin Ocasio Feliciano, Struggle La Lucha. -

Union organizations today warned Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract that increases rates, allows [...]

The Refugee Union Behind Barbed Wire

By Bethany Rielly, Tribune Magazine. -

Priti Patel’s refugee camp experiment is finally crumbling. In March, Penally Camp in Pembrokeshire — where hundreds of asylum seekers have been held in squalid conditions since September 2020 — [...]

Unions Take Up The Fight For Racial Justice

By Stephanie Luce, Organizing Upgrade. -

Labor organizations are taking up the fight for racial justice in many ways. They’re developing in-depth member education on racial capitalism. They’re using bargaining to address structural [...]

Google Illegally Surveilled, Interrogated, And Fired Workers Who Tried To Organize

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

Google repeatedly violated U.S. labor law when it spied on, probed, and terminated employees engaged in worker organizing in 2019, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations [...]

How Do We Solve A Problem Like Amazon?

By Craig Gent, Novara Media. -

Progressive International has launched a global campaign to #MakeAmazonPay. Yet for two decades numerous unions and campaigns across the globe have scratched their heads wondering how to curb the [...]

The Unionization Attempt At No Evil Foods Holds Lessons For Workers

By Shane Burley, Waging Nonviolence. -

Since a union in the workplace leads to both higher wages and better benefits — as well as erodes management’s authority — few bosses remain neutral during a union fight. It is not uncommon to [...]