Prisoners On Hunger Strike And Work Stoppage At Santa Rita Jail

By Yolanda Huang, Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee. -

Prisoners inside Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA are staging a one-day hunger strike and work stoppage to protest widespread institutional neglect and abuse, including unsanitary living conditions, [...]

What The Chicago Teachers Union And The GM Auto Workers Strikes Teach Us

By Stansfield Smith, Popular Resistance. -

The Chicago teachers and staff, numbering 35,000, are on strike for the second time in seven years. And for a second time, the teachers' action has helped spark a social movement. This strike [...]

Jeff Bezos Abruptly Cuts Health Benefits For Part-Time Whole Foods Workers

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams. -

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday cut benefits for part-time workers at his grocery chain Whole Foods, drawing criticism from the left for a move that could leave thousands of people without [...]

Kentucky Miners Are Blocking a Coal Train, Demanding Their Stolen Wages

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labornotes. -

Harlan County, Kentucky, is probably best known for the hard-fought strikes in its coal mines in the 1930s and 1970s. Today the remaining mines are nonunion. But evidently the local spirit of [...]

How Big Strike 30 Years Ago Aided Fight For Single Payer

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance. -

Thirty years ago this summer, 60,000 telephone workers walked off the job in New York and New England — and stayed out for seventeen weeks. Their struggle against NYNEX, a telecom giant, became [...]

Labor Strikes Back: How Workers Can Win

By Dan Sisken, Occupy.com. -

In mid-June, the Washington DC chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) hosted a panel discussion, "Labor Strikes Back!", to answer these questions. The discussion was moderated by [...]

Amazon Protested In Three Cities Over Climate Crisis

By Forrest Crellin, Reuters. -

Paris - Several hundred environmental activists protested outside Amazon’s headquarters in Paris and at two of its regional distribution centers in France on Tuesday as part of stepped-up climate [...]

Nurses Are Leading Strike Efforts — Where Are The Physicians?

By Michael Pappas, Left Voice. -

The U.S. healthcare “system” is completely and utterly broken. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. system ranks 37th in the world, all while spending dramatically more on [...]

Largest Private Sector Strike In Years – At Supermarkets Across Northeast

By Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox. -

More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row. Cashiers and deli workers at Stop & Shop supermarkets walked off the [...]

The Eight Most Important Labor Stories Of 2018

By Rebecca Burns, In These Times -

In June, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Janus v. AFSCME—and it was just as bad as everyone feared. In a 5-to-4 decision, the court found that public-sector unions violated [...]

One Of America’s Poorest Cities Has A Radical Plan

By Jordan Heller, Huffington Post. -

Cleveland ― The last time Tymika Thomas’ name appeared in newsprint was in connection with an elaborate 2012 robbery in the Cleveland suburb of Wickliffe in which Thomas and two accomplices stole [...]

Capitalism Is Killing Patients… And Their Physicians

By Dr. Michael Pappas, Popular Resistance. -

Until physicians are willing to accept the fact they they are being exploited by the same system that harms their patients, there will be no progress made in addressing physician depression and [...]

NLRB Rules Union Pickets Illegal

By Moshe Z. Marvit, In These Times -

The National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) recently ruled that janitors in San Francisco violated the law when they picketed in front of their workplace to win higher wages, better working [...]

National Prison Strike Solidarity: Next Steps

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi. -

We made it! I appreciate everyone's efforts in making the National Prison Strike a national headline for three weeks. Your solidarity and support has been a huge reason why the NPS flooded the [...]

Real US Wages Are Essentially Back At 1974 Levels, Pew Reports

By Drew Desilver, Pew Research Center. -

On the face of it, these should be heady times for American workers. U.S. unemployment is as low as it’s been in nearly two decades (3.9% as of July) and the nation’s private-sector employers [...]