Unions Call For L.A. County Shutdown In January

By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times. -

In a move that reflects the desperation of teachers, nurses, healthcare, grocery and hotel employees, their influential unions are calling for a strict month-long Los Angeles County shutdown in [...]

The Way Forward For NYU Graduate Students

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at New York University, WSWS.org. -

Since July, the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC), which is affiliated with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and has over 2,000 graduate workers as members at New York University, [...]

Meet Students Organizing The First Campus-Wide Undergraduate Union

By Indigo Olivier, In These Times. -

On August 31, stu­dents at Keny­on Col­lege, a pri­vate lib­er­al arts col­lege in Gam­bier, Ohio, announced their intent to union­ize with the Unit­ed Elec­tri­cal, Radio and Machine Work­ers of [...]

It’s Time For A New Labor Movement In The Performing Arts

By Josh Loar, Current Affairs. -

I'll never forget the time I 128 hours—without overtime. There are, of course, only 168 hours in a week, and by the time you have worked your 128th, you no longer have professional standards, [...]

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 [...]

Why The Labor Movement Should Support The ‘Beyond Recovery’ Campaign

By Stephanie Luce, Labor Notes. -

Even before the pandemic, a large share of Americans cited housing availability and affordability as a major and growing concern. With rising unemployment, housing experts are predicting that 20 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why Workers Need A Voice On The Job Now More Than Ever

By Sharon Block and Benjamin Sachs, On Labor. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred multiple crises in our country including a public health crisis and an economic one.  The need to protect the health of Americans and the need to protect their [...]

Firing Police For Excessive Use Of Force Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

By Martha Bellisle, AP News. -

Seattle - An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed Black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive [...]

Minneapolis Is Trying To Punish Transit Workers Who Wouldn’t Help The Police

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

The Amalgamated Transit Workers union’s public support for the uprisings, and some members’ public refusal to do work that helps the police, sparked praise and inspiration around the country. As [...]

ILWU, ILA, And Teamsters Take Action In Honor Of George Floyd

By Frances Madeson, Spectre. -

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters laid down their tools in a [...]

Major Public Defense Nonprofit In New York Is Unionizing

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

One of the nation’s most respected public defender nonprofits is unionizing, the latest in a surge of union drives at prominent nonprofits across the country. The Bronx Defenders, a large [...]

The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows That Capitalism Fails Workers

By the editors, Strike Wave. -

The past month has seen unimaginable suffering among American workers—suffering caused by the enormous callousness of bosses, a tyrannical White House, and a society designed to fail those who [...]

Restaurant Workers Mobilize In Right To Work States During COVID-19

By Clare Busch, Shadowproof. -

Rather than trying to form a legal union in a right-to-work state, Bo-o stated, “We are a volunteer organization at this point. We are less constrained by the law.” (ShiftChange members also [...]