A Worldwide Workers’ Revolt Against Amazon Has Begun

By Luis Feliz Leon, In These Times. -

The union drive at Amazon’s 885,000-square-foot warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, failed. But the historic campaign nabbed global headlines and added fuel to ongoing workers’ revolts across [...]

Organizing In The South

By Joseph B. Atkins, Portside. -

Oxford, MI - The woman’s face still haunts me. Lined from many years of work on the farm and then in the cotton mills, she is nameless in my memory, just another “linthead” in the eyes of the [...]

Message From The Amazon Union Defeat In Alabama Is Clear

By Rand Wilson and Peter Olney, In These Times. -

On April 9, the National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a mail ballot certification election that concluded on March 29 for workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, [...]

The BAmazon Loss And The Road Ahead

By Joe DeManuelle-Clark, Labor Notes. -

Hopes were high. The drive had garnered enormous favorable press coverage and even support from the White House. Nevertheless, the loss was no surprise to many in labor. Amazon is one of the [...]

Alabama Miners Reject Tentative Agreement, Continue Strike

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

Striking mine workers at Warrior Met Coal overwhelmingly voted down the tentative agreement reached earlier this week between UMWA and the company. Workers will continue the strike until the [...]

Bessemer – A Big Step Forward

By Frank Emspak, Portside. -

Workers at the Amazon fulfillment center have voted in a National Labor Relations Board election to ascertain if a majority of those voting wish to be represented by a union. Votes are being [...]

The Movement To End At-Will Employment Is Getting Serious

By Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times. -

On March 31, a group of worker centers, unions, community groups and policy organizations in Illinois officially formed a new coalition, Stable Jobs Now, that aims to dramatically shift the power [...]

The Enormous Impact Of Eroded Collective Bargaining On Wages

By Lawrence Mishal, Economic Policy Institute. -

A major factor depressing wage growth for middle earners and driving the growth of wage inequality over the last four decades has been the erosion of collective bargaining.1 Indeed, the only [...]

Grocery Companies Denied Us Hazard Pay—So We Went Over Their Heads

By Sam Dancy and Chandra Messer, Labor Notes. -

We’d like to tell you a story of our struggles with Covid and our safety concerns—and how we ended up getting two city councils to enact hazard pay by law. As grocery store workers, we were [...]

1,100 Mine Workers In Alabama Are Going On Strike

By Sou Mi, Left Voice. -

Over 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities will go on strike starting Thursday, April 1, at 10:30 pm. United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) issued the strike notice [...]

Citing Unfair Labor Practices, 1,300 Steelworkers Strike In Five States

By C.M. Lewis, In These Times. -

Brackenridge, PA - At 7:00 AM on Tuesday, March 30, 1,300 Steelworkers employed by Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) walked out in protest at facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, [...]

One-Click Shopping Has Brought American Workers To The Brink

By Andru Okun, In These Times. -

A historic union drive at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama officially came to a close on Monday. Now comes the tallying of votes. The election represents the first large-scale effort to [...]

Virginia Public Sector Workers Organize To Make Their New Bargaining Rights A Reality

By Joe Demanuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. -

When Virginia changed its law last year to allow local government workers to bargain collectively, it was a leap forward in a time when the trend is generally in the opposite direction. As [...]

The Amazon Union Vote Is Ending In Bessemer

By Luis Feliz Leon, The New Republic. -

The Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is 885,000 square feet of shiny new construction. Signs painted on the windows in bursts of green, red, yellow greet workers at the main entrance with [...]

Support Grows For Striking Columbia University Graduate Students

By Josh Varlin, WSWS. -

Today marks the beginning of the third week of the Columbia University graduate workers strike. The courageous struggle by over 3,000 graduate student-workers for improved wages, benefits and [...]