Amazon Employees Stage Walkout At Distribution Center

By Nick Blumberg, WTTW. -

Chicago - A group of Amazon employees walked out of the mega-retailer’s Gage Park distribution center Wednesday morning, calling on the company to stop understaffing the facility and to provide [...]

Groups In The South Are Working To Fix A Broken Farm Labor System

By Jonah Goldman Kay, Facing South. -

For years, legal organizations and farmworker advocacy groups have sounded the alarm about the H-2A visa program — the most common legal route to hiring foreign agricultural workers. Faced with [...]

The Trade Union Movement Must Organise Minimum Wage Workers

By National Workers Union, Hood Communist. -

The twenty-first century has seen the Trade Union Movement in Trinidad and Tobago consistently under attack, severely criticized and victimized by the ruling economic and political elites. The [...]

Book Review: Love, Labor, Lost

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, Prospect.org. -

In her sweeping new book, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone, veteran labor journalist Sarah Jaffe argues that it’s not just at Google or [...]

Hotel Workers Turn To Courts To Fight Pandemic Firings

By Alex Nguyen, The Tyee. -

A former worker is proposing a class action lawsuit against a major Vancouver hotel over alleged wrongful terminations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Romuel Escobar, who worked at the Pan [...]

Transit Unions Join Forces To Win Safety Protections And Beat Back Layoffs

By Richard Marcantonio, Labor Notes. -

Transit workers have been hit hard by the pandemic. Last year at least 100 from the Amalgamated Transit Union and 131 from the Transport Workers lost their lives to Covid-19. Before Covid, [...]

How To Keep On Keeping On

By Ellen David Friedman, Labor Notes. -

Even asking the questions is exhausting. Who’s making the Covid decisions, and why do they change every day? How has the workload doubled? What about the new extremes of micro-management? [...]

People Are Losing Their Jobs Over The Assault On The Capitol

By RT and AP in NBC Oakland. -

Seattle's police department is investigating two of its officers after finding out they were in Washington, DC, as public and private employees face scrutiny for partaking in the pro-Trump [...]

Sara Nelson, The Labor Movement Leader We Needed Most

By Esther Wang, Portside. -

In January of 2019, weeks into Donald Trump’s government shutdown, Sara Nelson accepted the labor federations’ MLK Drum Major for Justice Award with a soaring, and startling, speech. The annual [...]

Harvard Workers Left Out In The Cold

By Michelle Chen, Dissent Magazine. -

Harvard University’s campus has been dormant since last spring, and as COVID-19 cases rise through the winter, it’s unclear when normal classes will resume. The administration recently announced [...]

1,158 Strikes Since March First

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Back in 2019, Payday was one of the few national outlets in the country to cover the first-ever statewide teachers strike in South Carolina. Now, teachers in school districts throughout South [...]

It’s Been A Long Nightmare Before Christmas For UPS And Postal Workers

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labor Notes. -

Every year, workers at the Postal Service and UPS expect to work long hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas. “This is like our Super Bowl,” said Kimberly Karol, president of the Iowa Postal [...]

2020 In Review: Workers Struggle Under The Weight Of The Pandemic

By Dan DiMaggio and Saurav Sarkar, Labor Notes. -

Workers will feel the ramifications of this unprecedented year long into the future. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 300,000 lives, destroyed millions of jobs, busted gaping holes in [...]

New York City Food Delivery People Are Organizing

New York - Yellow taxis have for years been a symbol of the visual landscape of New York. The Empire State Building, the Bull of Wall Street, Central Park, Times Square and the famous Subway, [...]

2020 Saw Resurgence Of Strikes Around the World

By Candace Bernd, Truthout. -

Like every other social movement in the U.S. this year, the compounding crises of 2020 proved a catalyzing force for the labor movement, compelling essential and frontline workers to join picket [...]