Can The United Auto Workers Be Democratized?

By Sarah Jaffe And Michelle Chen , Dissent Magazine. -

For decades, the United Auto Workers (UAW) has been controlled by a tight-knit group of insiders known for its opacity and corrupt tendencies, leading many rank-and-file members to criticize the [...]

Puerto Ricans Resist Austerity Measures And Corporate Corruption

By Monica Cruz, BreakThrough News. -

A worsening economic crisis, compounded by brutal neoliberal policies, have ushered in a new wave of resistance in Puerto Rico. Nearly half of the population lives below the poverty line. More [...]

Striking Kellogg Workers Describe The Issues In Their Fight

By George Kirby, WSWS. -

Now in their third week on strike, Kellogg workers at four facilities in the US are demanding wage increases that keep up with inflation, an end to brutal work schedules that keep them on the job [...]

SEPTA Workers Vote To Authorize Strike

By Pat Ralph, Philly Voice. -

SEPTA's transit union has taken another step towards a potential work stoppage, as workers voted unanimously Sunday to authorize a strike if a new contract can't be agreed upon over the next [...]

Environmental And Labor Groups Urge Canada To Support Just Transition

By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog. -

Canada has not provided a transition pathway for its fossil fuel workers to move into other industries, and as global demand for oil and gas wanes, tens of thousands of workers could lose their [...]

Shocking Death On Set Shows What’s At Stake In IATSE Contract Fight

By Sarah Hughes, Labor Notes. -

The union representing 60,000 film and television crew workers reached a tentative agreement with Hollywood producers October 16. The deal averted a first-ever national strike by the Theatrical [...]

Take This Job And Love It

By Jaisal Noor, The Progressive Magazine. -

In the six years that Michael Ugwu has worked as an Uber driver in New York City, he’s seen a growing share of his earnings diverted into venture capitalists’ pockets. Uber and Lyft require [...]

Half A Million South Korean Workers Walk Off Jobs In General Strike

By Jia Hong And Ju-hyun Park, Truthout. -

Today, South Korea ranks third in highest annual working hours and as of 2015 it was third in workplace deaths among member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [...]

Let’s Restore The Legal Right To Strike

By Shaun Richman, In These Times. -

Unions have the winds at their back because of the unique circumstances of the pandemic making so many workers less willing to work unpleasant jobs for lousy pay, but labor markets have a way of [...]

Workers At Beverage Giant Refresco Defeated A ‘Notorious’ Union Buster

By Alice Herman, In These Times. -

As the spread of Covid-19 forced millions of workplaces to close in March 2020, Cesar Moreira continued to report to a bottling plant in Wharton, N.J., where he works as a batching technician. [...]

After Strike, Carpenters Approve New Contract By Slim Margin

By Luis Feliz Leon, Labor Notes. -

Going into the vote on a controversial fifth tentative agreement, the mood among Washington carpenters who had organized for a “no” vote was uncertain. “It was so close last time, it’s hard to [...]

Labor Unions Band Together To Tackle High Hospital Prices

By Caroline Lewis, Gothamist. -

The Coalition for Affordable Hospitals launched Friday morning and held a rally in Manhattan’s City Hall Park ahead of a City Council hearing on hospital costs. The effort includes nine unions [...]

High-Paid Media Types Are Unhappy Workers Are Getting Higher Pay

By Dean Baker, CEPR. -

Many in the media are very upset that workers at the bottom end of the pay scale feel secure enough to demand higher pay and better working conditions. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of watching a [...]

Taxi Drivers Plan Hunger Strike For Debt Relief

By Annie McDonough, City and State N.Y.. -

Details of how the hunger strike will work are still being finalized, but Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the driver group New York Taxi Workers Alliance, said that dozens are signed up to [...]

Migrant Farmworkers Are Being Left Out Of Roundup Cancer Compensation

By Huanjia Zhang, Truthout. -

In 2018, a California school groundskeeper took Monsanto Company to court, alleging that Roundup, one of America’s most popular weed killers, caused his Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. The jury [...]