Baltimore’s Teachers Fight to Democratize City’s Schools

By Ryan Harvey, In These Times. -

When a photograph of bundled-up students in a frigid Baltimore classroom recently spread on social media—with temperatures in schools as low as the mid-30s—the city became a focal point of public [...]

Labour Unions Protest Against Tim Hortons’ Reaction To New Minimum Wage

By Staff, -

TORONTO (CP) — Protesters rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Ontario Wednesday to show support for employees after some franchisees made benefits and break cuts after a minimum wage [...]

NUMSA: S. African Union Confronts New Forms Of Apartheid Through Class Struggle

By Phakamile Hlubi, -

I’ll answer your question first and then I’ll give some context. Our view of the current South African government is we have taken a very oppositionist perspective, we are opposed to the ANC -- [...]

Why We Shouldn’t Fall For Members-Only Unionism Trap

By Chris Brooks, -

One of corporate America’s next big goals might surprise you: passing legislation to prevent unions from having to represent workers who don’t pay dues. This is just the latest of many [...]

Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor

By Staff, -

By Staff of People's World - WASHINGTON (PAI) — In what is a big win for shareholder activism, and in particular for Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, stockholders in the nation’s largest [...]

Farm Workers Sue North Carolina To Protect Their Union Rights

By Brian Hauss, -

By Brian Hauss for ACLU - Dolores Huerta, the legendary civil rights icon and farmworker activist, had it right: “Organized labor is a necessary part of democracy.” Day in and day out, unions [...]

Unionized Metro Transit Workers Authorize Strike During Super Bowl

By Janet Moore, -

By Janet Moore for the Star Tribune - Unionized bus drivers, LRT operators and others at Metro Transit voted overwhelmingly to reject a final contract offer and authorize a strike during Super [...]

Using Worker Buyouts To Counteract Retaliatory Closings

By Peter Gowan, -

By Peter Gowan for People's Policy Project - There has been much understandable outrage at the closure of Gothamist and DNAinfo, a mere week after the publications voted to unionize. The closure [...]

Weinsteins In The Workplace

By Steve Early, -

By Steve Early for Counter Punch - The exploding national debate about workplace harassment of women by powerful bosses or male co-workers is a great opening for unions to demonstrate their [...]

Sysco Racks Up 79 Violations Over Union Vote

By Shandra Martinez, -

By Shandra Martinez for M Live - GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- George Brewster was making a delivery to a Northeast Side bar when he noticed his supervisor parked nearby, watching him. What Brewster didn't [...]

After 41 Years, Teamsters Reform Movement Is Finally Building Power

By Stephen Franklin, -

By Stephen Franklin for In These Times - In the beginning, Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) was full of spunk. But they didn’t have any union leaders on their side, nor many rank and file [...]

Striking Miners Remain Resilient And Strong

By William Rogers, -

By William Rogers for Left Labor Reporter. Idaho - After six months on strike, 250 miners at the Lucky Friday silver mine in Mullan, Idaho remain determined to continue their fight for a fair [...]

Open Letter To Union Leaders: Act On Climate

By Staff, www.popularresistance.corg -

By Staff of Labor Network for Sustainability - Working people, poor people, and frontline communities are most heavily impacted by the effects of climate change. We feel the force of this [...]

Left And Right Have Nothing In Common On NAFTA

By Stephanie Basile, -

By Stephanie Basile for Popular Resistance. Washington, DC - Today, the fourth round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are taking place in Washington, DC. [...]

What The Attack On Organized Labor Means For African Americans

By D. Amari Jackson, -

By D. Amari Jackson for Atlanta Black Star. In an April 2016 document sent from Tracie Sharp to her powerful States Policy Network (SPN) — a right-wing alliance of 66 think tanks across the [...]