Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor

By Staff, peoplesworld.org -

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, aclu.org -

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, startribune.com -

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, peoplespolicyproject.org -

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, counterpunch.org -

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, mlive.com -

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, www.inthesetimes.com -

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, www.leftlaborreporter.com -

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, www.popularresistance.org -

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, www.atlantablackstar.com -

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 [...]

SCOTUS Is On The Verge Of Decimating Public-Sector Unions

By Shaun Richman, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Shaun Richman for In These Times - On Thursday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus vs. AFSCME, the case that will likely turn the entire public sector labor movement into a “right-to-work” [...]

After Member Is Deported, Teamsters Declare As A Sanctuary Union

By Sarah Jaffe, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Sarah Jaffe for In These TImes - Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We’re now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those [...]

Police Unions, Police Officers, And Police Abolition

By Rosa Squillacote, www.portside.org -

By Rosa Squillacote for Portside - Abolition of the carceral state is a fundamental political goal for the Left today: specifically, abolishing the carceral state’s logic and institution. [...]

The Cure Worse Than The Disease: Expelling Freeloaders In An Open-Shop State

By Chris Brooks, www.newlaborforum.cuny.edu -

By Chris Brooks for New Labor Forum - The United States is likely to be an entirely open- shop country in the near future. Republicans dominate over two-thirds of state legislatures, over half of [...]