French Unions Call General Strike For Better Pay, Retirement, Education

By Staff, En.rfi.fr -

The CGT, Force Ouvrière, Solidaires and student unions Unef and UNL hope their demonstration will put further pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, who is expected to put forward propositions in [...]

Unions See An Opening In The Wake Of A Ruling That Was Supposed To Finish Them Off

By Rachel M. Cohen, Theintercept.com -

THE LAST YEAR has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, [...]

Union Rushing To End Denver Teachers Strike

By Nancy Hanover, Wsws.org -

Denver teachers were on the picket lines Wednesday for the third day, but the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and the school district are moving quickly to reach a deal to end the [...]

As Macron Prepares New Repressive Measures Yellow Vests & Red Unions Strike Together

By Richard Greeman, Popular Resistance -

As the Macron government pushed harsh repressive laws against demonstrators through the National Assembly, the Yellow Vests joined with France’s unions for the first time in a day-long, [...]

Black Lives Matter At School Makes Educator Unions Stronger

By Jesse Hagopian, Iamaneducator.com -

IT BEGAN as a grassroots effort at John Muir Elementary here in Seattle, where teachers and community members partnered together. It was educators at the school, along with a group called Black [...]

UTLA Reaches Bargaining Deal With District

By Staff, Utla.net -

After six days on strike along with parents, students and community members across Los Angeles, we have reached a historic agreement that addresses major issues impacting our schools, students [...]

US: 31,000 Strong LA Teachers’ Union To Strike Next Week

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

A union representing over 30,000 teachers in Los Angeles, California has threatened a massive walkout to demand higher salaries, smaller class sizes, and a moratorium on new charter schools. The [...]

They Took Control Of Their Workplace — And They Won

By Staff, Ueunion.org -

The September 15, 2008 collapse of the Lehman Brothers investment bank has precipitated a full-scale financial crisis. Both presidential candidates — Senators John McCain and Barack Obama — left [...]

The Next Big Legal Case To Assassinate Unions Is On The Way

By Hamilton Nolan, Splinternews.com -

This summer, the Supreme Court gutted America’s public labor unions with the Janus ruling. Now, another case has the potential to further destroy the very basis of organized labor in America. [...]

How Graduate Unions Are Winning—And Scaring The Hell Out Of Bosses—In The Trump Era

By Daniel Moattar, Inthesetimes.com -

In a 1,035 to 720 vote, Columbia University’s graduate student union has agreed to a bargaining framework with the university’s administration, a milestone victory in the union’s nearly five-year [...]

The Tunisian Inspiration: Countering Authoritarianism With Social Justice Unionism

By Shawna Bader-Blau, Unionist.com -

Looking around the world today, it may seem bleak: crackdowns on civil liberties and worker rights are happening everywhere: Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, Turkey, the United States and [...]

UPS Freight, Teamsters To Workers: Vote “Yes” Or Face Lockout And Lose Your Health Care

By Will Marrow, Wsws.org -

The Teamsters union and UPS Freight are engaged in a conspiracy to blackmail more than 11,000 drivers and warehouse workers to vote “yes” to a sellout contract they have already rejected. The [...]

“Nicaragua Is A Victim Of Double Political Standards”

By Staff, Investigaction.net -

Julie Lamin is a committed secondary school teacher in the UK and an author. During the summer holidays of 2017, as part of a teacher delegation organised by her trade union NEU (NUT Section), [...]

As Workers’ Opposition Grows To Teamsters Contract, UPS Freight Prepares For Strike

By Will Morrow, Wsws.org -

With opposition mounting among 11,000 UPS Freight workers to the Teamsters union's efforts to ram through its sellout contract, UPS management released a statement Thursday announcing that it was [...]

Union Shuts Down Three-Day Strike By California Health Care And Service Workers

By Evelyn Rios, Wsws.org -

A three-day strike by service and patient tech workers at the University of California ended on Thursday, despite the fact that nothing has been won for the workers, who are the lowest paid in [...]