School Bus Drivers: ‘No Reopening Without Safety First!’

By USWA Local 8751, Workers.org. -

Boston school bus drivers say, “No school reopening without Union-planned and -designed health and safety procedures!” Teachers, nurses, bus drivers and monitors, custodians, [...]

Empower Home-Based Workers By Investing In Co-operatives

By David Browne, Equal Times. -

South Asia is home to over 50 million home-based workers, most of whom are women. From agarbhatti incense stick rollers in India to piecework garment workers in Sri Lanka, they contribute [...]

Brute Force Approach To Reopen Benefits Reckless CEOs, Endangers Workers

By Sarah Anderson, Inequality.org. -

In late April, poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride transferred Maria Hernandez from her usual job to another department at its plant in Lufkin, Texas. Her sons say Hernandez’s bosses didn’t give [...]

Child Care Workers Now Have A Huge New Union

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

A 17-year organizing campaign in California culminated this week in the successful unionization of 45,000 child care providers—the largest single union election America has seen in years. The [...]

Poultry And Prisons: Toward A General Strike For Abolition

By Carrie Freshour, Black Agenda Report. -

On April 28, 2020, Donald Trump utilized the Defense Production Act to keep meat-processing plants open. As of this writing, twenty-two plants have closed, if only temporarily, after large [...]

LA County OKs Coronavirus ‘Health Councils’ To Watch Worker Safety

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 21, approved a proposal to facilitate worker-led “health councils” to monitor business compliance with public health [...]

The Unionization Attempt At No Evil Foods Holds Lessons For Workers

By Shane Burley, Waging Nonviolence. -

Since a union in the workplace leads to both higher wages and better benefits — as well as erodes management’s authority — few bosses remain neutral during a union fight. It is not uncommon to [...]

Bolivians Take To The Streets Against The Añez Government

By Telesur English. -

Bolivia's Workers Central (COB) Tuesday called for tens of thousands of people to hold a mass protest in several cities against the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez. "The Bolivian people, [...]

Flight Attendants Tell Airlines: Don’t Even Think About Concessions

By Sara Nelson, Labor Notes. -

The COVID-19 crisis hit airline workers with speed and devastation. Passenger flow through TSA checkpoints fell 97 percent in March compared to a year earlier. In the months since, travel demand [...]

Thousands Of Workers Strike Bath Iron Works

By Joe Piette, Workers.org. -

Over 4,300 production workers — represented by Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local S6 — walked off the job at the Bath Iron Works shipyard June 23 after unsuccessful contract [...]

Where Do We Go from Here?

By Howard Brand, Information Clearinghouse. -

Identity politics currently is in the forefront of the United States political agenda, and things do look quite dismal in regard to wealth, opportunity, and quality of life of a significant [...]

Rally Protests Anti-Racist Teacher’s Suspension

By Lyn Neeley, Workers.org. -

Milton, MA - Hundreds rallied on Juneteenth (June 19) in Milton, Mass., calling for an end to systemic racism in school curriculum and voicing support for Zakia Jarrett, an African-American [...]

FCA Toledo Jeep Workers Support Call For Rank-And-File Safety Committees

By Marcus Day, WSWS. -

Anger is reaching a boiling point as workers continue to fall ill and management and the United Auto Workers union refuse to release information about the extent of COVID-19 cases. “It is [...]

“Hard Road Of Hope” Shows West Virginia Is A Mirror Of The United States

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

For years now Eleanor has been participating in climate justice camps and actions providing support to those on the front lines of the climate and environmental crises however it was needed from [...]

Detroit Fiat Chrysler Workers Halt Production For Second Day

By Jessica Goldstein, WSWS. -

Workers continued their courageous production stoppage at the Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit on Friday. Workers on “B crew” entered the plant at 4:30 p.m. and [...]