Why Labor Day Matters

By Ralph Nader, www.blog.nader.org -

By Ralph Nader for The Nader Page, Labor Day is a time to celebrate America’s tradespeople―the plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, tailors, retail clerks and home health assistants. [...]

Our Opponents’ Actions Show We’re Winning

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

When in the midst of mass social transformation, it is often hard to see progress until you have the benefit of looking back after success has been achieved. One way we measure success is by [...]

Crew Walks Off Job After Racist Boss Fires Latino Coworkers: ‘We Rise Together Homie’

By Micah Uetricht, Jacobin -

US labor history is full of moments of tremendous drama and upheaval. That history is riveting stuff, but getting a raw, unfiltered view of the human drama of workers fighting their bosses on the [...]

Best Satire Of The Unjust Absurdity Of Wage Slavery?

By Harel B., EconomicDemocracy.org -

One century, one decade, and a year ago — that's going back 111 years, to 1907 — a lovely little gem of a playful yet brilliantly provocative rabble-rousing pamphlet was published about economic [...]

Social Movements Have Stages, Plus Urgent Actions

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

This week, we introduce the third  class from the Popular Resistance School course called "How Social Transformation Occurs." You will find all the classes here. In this and the next class, we [...]

Boots Riley Tackles Telemarketing And its Discontents

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance. -

Fortunately, for millions of potential viewers of Sorry to Bother You, Riley has also found a way to turn his call center experience—shared by millions of other U.S. workers—into a rare Hollywood [...]

Labor Has Made Two Grave Errors; Will It Recover?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

Labor unions have been on the decline in the United States for over fifty years, which has caused a decline in wages, working environments and overall social conditions. In other countries, a [...]

Janus v. Democracy

By Joseph A. McCartin, Dissent -

Janus constitutes a significant setback—for democracy. For most of the twentieth century, the advance of political democracy went hand in hand with efforts to make the workplace more democratic. [...]

How Much America’s Biggest Corporations Have Stolen From Their Own Workers

By Branko Marcetic, Jacobin   -

How do the biggest corporations earn such massive profits? They’d like you to think it’s the result of delivering a superior product or service. But one part of that story is years of wage theft [...]

May Day Is For Salvation

By Joseph M. Cachia, www.PopularResistance.org -

Many of us never learned in school that May Day, the most widely celebrated holiday in the world, was born in the USA. On May 1, 1886, Americans across the land left their jobs to go on strike [...]

Hundreds Of Bus Drivers Stage Massive Sick-Out

By Casey Williams, In These Times. -

Georgia - Robbie Brown loved her students. For 18 years, she drove them in her yellow bus to and from schools in DeKalb County, Georgia. And then, last Friday, two police officers showed up at [...]

US Trade Deficits, Trump Trade Policies, And Capitalist Globalization

By Marty Hart-Landsberg, Economic Front. -

Understandably concerned about the consequences of the large and sustained US trade deficit, many workers have grown tired of waiting for so-called market forces to produce balance.  Thus, they [...]

People Are Showing They’ve Had Enough

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

The growing wealth divide is generating a backlash, which will likely grow. As David F. Ruccio points out in the chart below, since the 1980s, the wealth gap between the top 1% and the bottom [...]

Univ. Of Illinois Graduate Student Workers Strike, Occupy President’s Office

By Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune. -

In a sign of escalating tensions surrounding the strike at the University of Illinois, members of the graduate student workers union in Urbana-Champaign have camped outside the university [...]

Public Unions Under Attack Fight Back

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

The Supreme Court has entered the final phase in its deliberation of Janus vs AFSCME and is expected to announce its decision this June. If the decision is made against public sector unions, as [...]