1,000 Strikes Since March 1st And More

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

We wanted to send a quick update to report that Payday’s Strike Tracker has now recorded more than 1,000 strikes across the U.S. since March 1. Earlier this week we surpassed the 1,000-strike [...]

How Big Corporations Are Draining The Life Out Of A Sick America

By Paul Buchheit, Commondreams. -

Our richest corporations are much to blame for the free-market "winner take all" philosophy that has caused over half of our nation to try to survive without adequate health care and life [...]

Courts Worldwide Ruling That Gig Economy Is A Road To Serfdom

By Marshall Auerback, Economy for All. -

The tech industry buzzword “gig” has distracted society from important questions about the gig economy that are surprisingly traditional: whether a business has employees or contractors, and how [...]

Game Writers Made History By Going On Strike — And Winning

By Nicole Carpenter, Polygon. -

Twenty-one writers who were contractors that create scripts for the mobile app Lovestruck: Choose Your Romance went on strike on July 15 — a move nearly unheard of in the video game industry. [...]

Meatpacking Workers Continue To Struggle During The Pandemic

By Connor Goodwin, American Prospect. -

Five thousand plant workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nebraska, representing nearly 20 percent of cases statewide, and at least 21 of those workers have died. Plants predominantly [...]

UC Santa Cruz Reinstates Graduate Students After Months-Long Strike

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, Vice. -

The University of California has agreed to reinstate 41 UC Santa Cruz graduate student workers who were fired in March after waging a months-long ‘wildcat’ strike. The strike for a cost of living [...]

Study: Return To Work Not Affected By $600 Unemployment Boost

By James Myall, Maine Center for Economic Policy. -

There’s no relationship between expanded Unemployment Compensation payments and individuals’ likelihood of returning to work, according to two recent studies. One, by researchers at Yale [...]

Four Day Work Week Can Spur Necessary Transformation

By David Suzuki, Rabble.ca. -

Life isn't about making more money so we can keep buying more stuff; it's about having time to do things that enrich our lives. In the face of multiple crises -- pandemic, climate and [...]

US Empire Of Bases Is Spreader Of US COVID-19 Disaster

By Andrea Mazzarino, Tom Dispatch. -

American military personnel are getting sick in significant numbers in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. As The New York Times reported in a piece buried in the back pages of its July 21st [...]

It’s Time For A New Labor Movement In The Performing Arts

By Josh Loar, Current Affairs. -

I'll never forget the time I 128 hours—without overtime. There are, of course, only 168 hours in a week, and by the time you have worked your 128th, you no longer have professional standards, [...]

Maine Shipbuilders Bring The Hammer Down To Reject Concessions

By Andy O'Brien, Labor Notes. -

More than 4,300 shipbuilders at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, are entering the sixth week of the largest private sector strike in the U.S. this year. It wasn’t assured that the [...]

New Tech Labor Movement Unites Office And Gig Workers

By Tyler Sonnemaker and Allana Akhtar, Business Insider. -

The recent wave of employee activism and organizing efforts represents a widening rift between the industry's rank-and-file employees and its executives. For the first time, developers and [...]

‘Attempted Murder Of Your Post Office’

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Postal workers and their allies in Congress are vowing to fight back after the new head of the U.S. Postal Service—a major donor to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party—moved this week [...]

Strike For Black Lives In 25 Cities On July 20 Wins Union Support

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

The growing Black Lives Matters Strike Wave has reached over 600 strikes since June 1 got a massive boost of momentum today.  A coalition of 150 organizations, including major unions like [...]

Workers Are Striking During The COVID18 Pandemic

By Celine McNicholas and Margaret Poydock, Economic Policy Institute. -

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed much about work in the United States: There have been countless examples of workers speaking out against unsafe work conditions and demanding personal [...]