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 [...]

National Prison Strike Kickoff #August21

By Amani Sawari, Sawari Mi. -

On the first day of the prison strike we’ve already seen hundreds demonstrating on both sides of the wall. Particularly where I reside in the Pacific Northwest, there have been reports of over [...]

Supreme Court’s Fatal Attack On Public Sector Workers

By Anthony DiMaggio, Counterpunch. -

The courts have always been an instrument of plutocratic power. But the war against American workers has intensified in Trump’s America. With its recent rulings, Harris v. Quinn (2014) and Janus [...]

Labor Struggles Unite Students And Workers

By Arvind Dilawar, Pacific Standard Magazine. -

New York City - Students making their way into the New School's University Center on May 8th passed through a gauntlet of labor demonstrations. Reaching the center on 5th Avenue between East 13th [...]

Prisoners Organizing National Strike Against ‘Modern Day Slavery’

By Michael Arria, In these Times. -

Prisoners across the country say they are gearing up for an end-of-summer nationwide strike against inhumane living conditions and unpaid labor—or, in their words, “modern-day slavery.” The [...]

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