Building Class Power By Fighting For The Common Good

By Stephanie Luce, Organizing Upgrade. -

As activists orient to the post-election landscape, we’re having lots of conversations about building power for the long term. We’re taking stock of the types of power we need and how they can [...]

Driver Lawsuit Says Uber And Lyft’s Proposition 22 Is Unconstitutional

By Dara Kerr, CNet. -

A trio of ride-hail drivers filed a lawsuit in California's Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging Proposition 22 is unconstitutional. The proposition was voted into law by California residents in [...]

University Of Michigan Strike Showed The Power Of Student Organizing

By Kalena Thomhave and Matt Sehrsweeney, Waging Nonviolence.  -

As the winter university semester is set to begin, the coronavirus is surging. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, like many universities reliant on tuition dollars, tried to reopen in [...]

40% Of Chicago Teachers And Staff Didn’t Report To Schools As Ordered

By Nader Issa and Stefano Esposito, Chicago Sun Times.  -

About 40% of Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff who were expected to report to schools Monday for the first time during the pandemic didn’t show up for in-person work, officials said [...]

Vons, Pavilions To Fire ‘Essential Workers’

By Mike Dickerson, Knock LA. -

When Dylan’s grocery delivery arrived a few days before New Years, it came with some bad news. The delivery driver who brought his groceries from Vons mentioned that drivers across the state are [...]

The ABC’s Of Google’s New Union

By Clarissa Redwine, Collective Action in Tech. -

Google workers have organized for pay equity, opposed unethical uses of machine learning, protested sexual assault, and more. Our small team at Collective Action in Tech has been archiving these [...]

Alabama Prisons Are On Strike

By Devin Cole, Workers.org. -

Occupied Muscogee Creek / Cherokee / Yuchi / Choctaw / Shawnee / Chickasaw land - As of Jan. 1, 2021, incarcerated workers in Alabama’s odious prison system are on strike!  Led by the Free [...]

Federal Judge Blocks Strike By Union Pacific Railroad Workers

By Steve Filips, WSWS. -

A federal judge in Nebraska issued a temporary restraining order last week to block a December 28 strike by thousands of Union Pacific Railroad (UP) workers over unsafe conditions, the lack of [...]

New Organizing Model Helps Build Worker Power

By Erin Dirnbach, Waging Nonviolence. -

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and lockdowns started in March, a new class of “essential workers” continued to go to work across the United States under new dangerous conditions. As stories came [...]

Unions Call For L.A. County Shutdown In January

By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times. -

In a move that reflects the desperation of teachers, nurses, healthcare, grocery and hotel employees, their influential unions are calling for a strict month-long Los Angeles County shutdown in [...]

Fast-Food Workers Demanded — And Won — COVID Protections

By Sophia Kasakove, Report for America. -

Durham, NC - In early September, Jamila Allen led a group of 18 co-workers out the front doors of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to protest the lack of safety measures taken by management [...]

Workers Should Run The World

By Maximillian Alvarez, In These Times. -

We chat with Erek Slater, a bus oper­a­tor for the Chica­go Tran­sit Author­i­ty, where he’s been work­ing for the past 15 years. Erek is a fam­i­ly man, a father, and a three-term elect­ed shop [...]

Resisting Amazon Is Not Futile

By Jonathan Rosenblum, The Bullet. -

It seems eons ago, the youth-led climate strike of September 20, 2019 that brought four million people onto the streets worldwide. I was on the sidewalk outside Seattle City Hall, watching [...]

Yuma Hospital Fires ER Doctor For Talking About COVID-19

By Jamie Landers, Arizona Republic. -

Dr. Cleavon Gilman, a well-known emergency-medicine physician, has been asked not to return to his work at Yuma Regional Medical Center for his social media posts about the severity of the [...]

Supreme Court Weighs Corporate Liability For Child Laborers On Cocoa Farms

By Claire Kelloway, Food and Power. -

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether the world’s largest cocoa corporations are liable for child slavery in their supply chains. For 15 years, six citizens of Mali who [...]