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 [...]

Super Bowl Protests For Economic, Racial and Immigrant Justice

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

With the attention of the country focused on Minneapolis, MN people seeking economic and racial justice used the opportunity to get their message out through protest and resistance actions. Rebel [...]

Inside The Deadly World Of Private Garbage Collection

By Kiera Feldman, MLK50.com -

In New York City overall, private sanitation trucks killed seven people in 2017. By contrast, city municipal sanitation trucks haven’t caused a fatality since 2014. Pedestrians aren’t the only [...]

Amazon Makes List Of Large Companies With Workers On Food Stamps

By Mark Williams, Columbus Dispatch -

In short order, Amazon has become one of Ohio’s largest employers, after receiving tens of millions of dollars of state tax incentives for building warehouses, data centers and other projects [...]

Boycott Driscoll’s This Week In Support Of Workers

By the Boycott Driscolls Campaign, www.popularresistance.org -

From the Boycott Driscolls Campaign. The 80,000 farmworkers in San Quintin, Baja California (Mexico), who are fighting for a collective-bargaining agreement with BerryMex, the Mexican subsidiary [...]

Sears Crash Shows Capitalism Is Morally Bankrupt

By Matt Stannard, www.occupy.com -

By Matt Stannard for Occupy.com. One of my closest friends in town recently lost his job managing a Sears automobile department, when the store was closed for financial reasons. My friend was [...]