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 [...]

‘No Evil’ Foods Purges Pro-Union Employees

By Paul Blest, The Appeal. -

No Evil Foods created products like El Zapatista and Comrade Cluck, but workers say its conduct doesn’t live up to its leftist branding. No Evil Foods describes its mission as to “put more good [...]

Philly Unions Are Calling For A Citywide Essential Worker Bill Of Rights

By Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer. -

As workers grow increasingly desperate in the face of life-threatening conditions, Philadelphia labor leaders have come together to say the city must do more to protect employees deemed essential [...]

After 42 Test Positive For COVID-19, Nurses In Western Pennsylvania Walk Off Job

By Mike Elk, Pay Day Report. -

Pittsburgh, PA - On Thursday, dozens of nurses, members of SEIU Healthcare PA, walked off at the Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center in Western Pennsylvania’s Beaver County.  The walk-off came [...]

Striking Truthdig Staff Respond To Allegations By Publisher

Truthdig Staff, Popular Resistance -

On March 16, those participating in Truthdig's work stoppage wrote directly to publisher Zuade Kaufman and Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer. We invited them to participate in a conference call on [...]

UAW’s New Dissidents Not The First To Call For One-Member, One-Vote

By Kalas Hall, The Detroit News -

Detroit — A group of dissidents in the United Auto Workers is the second in 30 years to attempt change in the democratic union they say has really been ruled by one party: the Reuther [...]

Iowa Nurses Win Fair Contract At MercyOne Hospital

By Mike Kuhlenbeck, Workers.org -

The union nurses of MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center ratified a new contract Jan. 29. After rejecting the hospital’s original offer and threatening to strike, they won a fair contract and scored [...]

French Unions And Yellow Vests Converge In General Strike Today

By Richard Greeman, Popular Resistance. -

Montpellier, France - On the eve of an “unlimited” (open-ended) General Strike called for Dec. 5, more and more unions and protest groups are pledging to join in. Two things are unusual about [...]

Museum Workers Across The Country Are Unionizing. Here’s What’s Driving A Movement That’s Been Years In The Making

By Catherine Wagley, News.artnet.com -

“Let us in! Let us in!” chanted a small crowd of visitor services associates dressed in black. They stood at the locked gate of the Marciano Art Foundation (MAF) on Friday, November 8, at 11 [...]

Labor Organizers Have Filed A Complaint Against The Marciano Art Foundation Over Its Abrupt Closure In The Wake Of Unionization Efforts

By Sarah Cascone, News.artnet.com -

“[The museum closure] shows that they would rather shut down a ‘public service’ institution than raise wages a dime—or raise pay a dime above minimum wage,” one of the laid-off workers, Spencer [...]

What’s At Stake In Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Whether Unions Can Bargain For The Entire Working Class

By Rebecca Burns, Inthesetimes.com -

“Solving Chicago’s affordable housing crisis? What’s that got to do with a labor contract for educators?” That’s the question the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board asked last week as the city’s [...]

I’ll Tell You Why The 99% Is Not In Revolt

By Cliff Willmeng, Popular Resistance. -

Well-known political commentator and activist Ralph Nader was recently featured in a Truthdig article titled, “Why Aren’t the 99% Revolting?”. The points made in the article sharply illustrate [...]

Linking Popular Movements And Unions Is A Winning Strategy For Workers

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

After years of declining power and stagnant wages, workers in the United States are awakening, striking and demanding more rights.  A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the number of [...]

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Threatens Walmart Boycott Over Gun Sales

By Stephen Gandel, Cbsnews.com -

Walmart could suddenly become a whole lot less busy this back-to-school shopping season. The American Federation of Teachers, the nation's largest teachers union, is threatening to boycott the [...]