School Privatization Groups Are Exploiting COVID Closure Debates

By Molly Shah, The Real News Network. -

Schools around the country have once again been forced to make tough decisions about returning to remote learning due to the explosion of new COVID-19 infections resulting from the highly [...]

Newsrooms Are Unionizing Pretty Much ‘Nonstop’

By Steven Greenhouse, Portside. -

Mike Kelly has worked at The Record for 46 years, and until Gannett acquired the New Jersey newspaper in 2016, he saw little need for a union. But that changed once Gannett arrived. Kelly, a [...]

America’s New Class War

By Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. -

There is one last hope for the United States. It does not lie in the ballot box. It lies in the union organizing and strikes by workers at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, Lyft, John Deere, Kellogg, the [...]

Australian Trade Unions Demand Free COVID Testing For All

By People's Dispatch. -

In a scathing condemnation of the Scott Morrison government, Australian trade unions criticized its inability to make testing for COVID-19 freely available for all. The country’s largest apex [...]

Student Workers Of Columbia Reach Tentative Agreement

In the late hours of January 6, after more than two months on strike, the Student Workers of Columbia (SWC-UAW) reached a tentative agreement for their union’s first contract with Columbia [...]

Image Comics Workers Have Officially Certified Their Groundbreaking Union

By James Whitbrook, Gizmodo. -

After formally announcing the formation of Comic Book Workers United late last year—the first specific union to support workers within comics publishing—workers at Image Comics have voted to [...]

Using Pressure To Settle Grievances

By Union Steward's Complete Guide, Labor Notes. -

What ultimately settles grievances? More often than not, it hinges on the union’s ability to pressure management to settle. When managers look at the steward and the grievant across the table at [...]

Politics And Prose Becomes First Unionized Bookstore In DC

By Politics And Prose And Ufcw Local 400, Portside. -

We are pleased to announce that Politics and Prose and UFCW Local 400 have reached agreement on the scope of a bargaining unit at P&P, and the union has now been formally recognized as the [...]

Flight Attendant Union Criticizes CDC For Decision

By Sharon Zhang, Truthout. -

Flight Attendant union president and labor leader Sara Nelson is criticizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for changing its guidance on quarantining for COVID-19 after [...]

Amazon Unionization Efforts Get A Boost Under A Settlement With NLRB

By Associated Press, Reader Supported News. -

According to the settlement, the online behemoth Amazon said it would reach out to its warehouse workers — former and current — via email who were on the job anytime from March 22 to now to [...]

Teamsters Union Shuts Down Southern California Sanitation Workers Strike

By Rafael Azul, WSWS. -

In coastal Orange County, south of Los Angeles, 400 sanitation workers went on strike on December 9 against Republic Services, the second-largest waste management firm in the US. The workers, [...]

Pharmacists Walkout In Early Unionization Effort

By Mike Elk, The American Prospect. -

Today, a fledgling independent union of pharmacists is launching the first-ever nationwide walkout of these critical health care workers. After being forced to work on the pandemic front lines [...]

Fred Meyer, QFC employees In Oregon Go On Strike

By Rob Manning, Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Jeff Thompson, Meagan Cuthill and Rebecca Ellis, OPB. -

A weeklong strike is underway affecting a number of Oregon grocery stores, barely a week before Christmas Day. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, representing many employees at [...]

UC Recognizes Student Researchers United Union Of 17,000 Workers

By Emma Taila, The Daily Californian. -

California - The university agreed Wednesday to recognize Student Researchers United, or SRU, a union representing 17,000 student researchers employed by the UC system. The decision came after [...]

Going To Work Shouldn’t Be A Death Sentence

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

On Friday night, at a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, an alarm sounded with a tornado warning. One employee, Elijah Johnson, approached his manager. “I asked to leave and they told me I’d [...]