Lesson From Radical Seattle: How General Strike Rhetoric Became A City-Wide Reality

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance -

Winslow’s new book, Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919 (Monthly Review Press) hows how “labor’s most spectacular revolt” was many years in the making. It drew on the experience of [...]

Airline Catering Workers Protest On Busy Travel Day

By Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer. -

Thirty-nine people were cited by police for failure to disperse Tuesday evening at Philadelphia International Airport as part of a nationwide push during Thanksgiving week to win higher wages and [...]

The Strike Against General Motors Is One Front in a Much Larger Class War

By Sean Crawford and Maximillian Alvarez, In These Times -

The largest strike against GM in over a decade reveals something that everyone sitting at the bargaining table in Detroit knows and fears: The divide between the UAW leadership and the rank and [...]

“This Is Overdue”: Interview With A Striking GM Worker

By Marianne Garneau, Organizing Work -

In the 13 years I’ve worked there, we’ve seen a lot. Our contracts have not been the greatest. They’ve played around with our health care so many times. Our pay is lower compared to the rest [...]

Linking Popular Movements And Unions Is A Winning Strategy For Workers

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

After years of declining power and stagnant wages, workers in the United States are awakening, striking and demanding more rights.  A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the number of [...]

Taiwanese Flight Attendant Strike Cancels 2,250 Flights

By Brian Hioe, Labor Notes. -

Flight attendants at EVA Air have concluded the largest and longest strike in the history of Taiwan’s airline industry, from June 20 through July 10. Strikers notched a partial victory against [...]

US, Canadian & Mexican Workers Denounce Mass Firings Of Matamoros Strikers

By Reporters, WSWS -

Mexican auto parts and other “maquiladora” corporations are firing workers in retaliation for launching a wave of wildcat strikes that brought the Mexican border town of Matamoros to a [...]

Pennsylvania Workers Wage Biggest US Manufacturing Strike In Trump Era

By Sarah Lahm , In These Times -

On February 26, nearly 2,000 members of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) walked off their jobs at a longstanding locomotive manufacturing plant in Erie, [...]

New Yorkers Confront Amazon Execs At City Council Meeting

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

After being kept in the dark about New York's $3 billion deal with Amazon, allowing the trillion-dollar corporation to build its new headquarters—complete with helicopter landing pad for CEO Jeff [...]

Do You Know You Are A Wage Slave?

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

The majority of people in the United States are in a position of wage slavery, in which they depend on their boss for the ability to survive, but it has been so normalized that many do not [...]

Amazon Workers Strike In Germany, Spain, Italy And The UK

By Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post -

Amazon workers in Germany, Spain, Italy and the U.K. walked off the job on Black Friday, mixing labor unrest with the start of the biggest shopping season of the year. Close to 90 percent of [...]

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 [...]