Indefinite Strike Hits South Africa’s Engineering Sector

By Peoples Dispatch. -

The first day of the indefinite strike in South Africa’s engineering sector on Tuesday, October 5, saw workers in red T-shirts hit the streets in thousands demanding a wage hike. Marches and [...]

Workers At Kellogg’s Cereal Production Plants Are On Strike

Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) President Anthony Shelton issued the following statement in support of 1,400 BCTGM members in Battle Creek, [...]

A New Deal For Eds And Meds

By Ian Gavigan and Jennifer Mittelstadt, Dissent Magazine. -

Now, organizers who have built power at the local level are beginning to unite nationally. Earlier in the pandemic, higher education workers had to struggle for survival mostly on their own. The [...]

Workers Have Leverage

By Luis Feliz Leon and Dan DiMaggio, Labor Notes. -

The capitalist vultures are wheeling low, but they’re finding slim pickings to choose from these days. “No one wants to work!” The bosses whine about a worker shortage—though it’s one they [...]

Green Mountain Spinnery And Flat Iron Cooperative

By Ebony Gustave, Grassroots Economic Organizing. -

Green Mountain Spinnery is a 40 year old cooperative based in rural Vermont. They mill high quality yarns made in the U.S., support regional sheep farming, and develop ways of producing natural [...]

IATSE Authorizes Strike With ‘Yes’ Votes Totaling 98 Percent

By Chris O'Falt and Chris Lindahl, IndieWire. -

IATSE members have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a strike authorization, the union announced Monday morning. Ninety-eight percent of all votes cast were in favor of a strike, and 90 percent of [...]

Entire Staff Of A Burrito Restaurant In Georgia Quit

By Grace Dean, Business Insider. -

The staff of a burrito restaurant in Georgia quit by posting a sign claiming they had worked seven days a week for a month with "barely any time off." Employees at the Barberitos restaurant on [...]

Update On Strikes And Walkouts

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Earlier this week in Savannah, Georgia, 54 of the 200 bus drivers in the Savannah-Chatham’s school district went on a wildcat “sick out” strike over pay and other issues.  Workers said they [...]

Hotels Don’t Waste A Crisis

By Saurav Sarkar, Labor Notes. -

Javier Gonzalez used to send money every two weeks to his 85- and 90-year-old parents in his home country. He had to stop because his employer, Boston Marriott Copley Place, terminated Gonzalez [...]

Nabisco Workers Are Striking For Normal Hours

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, Portside. -

A strike that began at a Nabisco factory in Portland, Oregon last week has now spread across the country to Nabisco facilities in Aurora, Colorado, and Richmond, Virginia, where Oreos, Ritz [...]

A Miners’ Strike Fed By Solidarity

By Maximillian Alvarez, In These Times. -

Over 1,100 union coal miners in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on an unfair labor practices strike against Warrior Met Coal for over five months. For five months, workers and their families have [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Prisons Enable America’s Obscene Wealth

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

The story of Marshall “Eddie” Conway, a military veteran and former Black Panther who was imprisoned for 43 years for a crime he didn’t commit, is one that gets to the heart of systemic racism in [...]

At A Massive Union Rally, The Promise Of A Better South

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

To get to the big ballpark in Brookwood, Alabama, you drive down the Miners Memorial Parkway. The road goes by the local headquarters of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), and close to [...]

Identifying The Policy Levers Generating Wage Suppression And Inequality

By Lawrence Mishel and Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute. -

Inequalities abound in the U.S. economy, and a central driver in recent decades is the widening gap between the hourly compensation of a typical (median) worker and productivity—the income [...]

Child Care Should Be Universal And Well-Paid

By Michelle Chen, Truthout. -

Queen Freelove of New Haven, Connecticut, remembers when the pandemic transformed the daycare she ran out of her home, abruptly turning the atmosphere from cozy to clinical: “Things got extremely [...]