Opening The Door To A More Democratic UAW

By Nelson Lichtenstein, Labor Notes. -

In December the leadership of the United Auto Workers reached a settlement with the Justice Department that opens the door to election of top union officers by referendum vote of the membership. [...]

Young Workers Hit Hard By The COVID-19 Economy

By Elise Gould and Melat Kassa, Economic Policy Institute. -

Across the United States, millions of workers of all ages suffered job losses in the coronavirus-driven recession, but the economic impact on young workers has been even more intense. Not only [...]

A Week Of Mass Layoffs

By Matt Ott, AP News. -

MGM Resorts is laying off 18,000 people as an unchecked pandemic leaves economic scars across a broad swath of U.S. industries, particularly those that rely on healthy crowds of people. The [...]

Terms Frequently Used To Describe Capitalism Don’t Hold Up Under Scrutiny

By Richard D. Wolff, Economy for All. -

Capitalism is not, as its defenders like to claim, defined by “free” or “private” enterprises. Likewise, “free” or “unregulated” markets do not define capitalism. Politics and ideology drive its [...]

SEIU Should Actually Strike For Black Lives

By Mike Pappas, Left Voice. -

We want to fight. Workers throughout the country have been involved in the movements on the streets for weeks. In our unions, we have marched as contingents from coast to coast and in pretty much [...]

Why The Labor Movement Should Support The ‘Beyond Recovery’ Campaign

By Stephanie Luce, Labor Notes. -

Even before the pandemic, a large share of Americans cited housing availability and affordability as a major and growing concern. With rising unemployment, housing experts are predicting that 20 [...]

US Firms Shield CEO Pay As Pandemic Hits Workers, Investors

By Jessica DiNapoli and Ross Kerber, Reuters. -

New York/ Boston - Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH.N), which operates 95 U.S. car dealerships, started laying off and furloughing about a third of its workforce as the coronavirus pandemic crushed its [...]

Bending PPE Rules Spells Death For Health Care Workers And Families

By Roberta Wood, People's World. -

Chicago - If he could have worn a fresh N95 mask for every procedure as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control, would surgical technologist Juan Martínez be alive today? It was a tough [...]

Once Again, Congress Will Let Wall Street Pillage Main Street

By Leonard C. Goodman, PopularResistance. -

Over the last decade, Congress’s approval ratings have hovered around the mid-teens or low 20s, reflecting the reality that our representatives in Washington, D.C., serve the needs of big donors [...]

For The Workers Of The World, The Pandemic Is Based On Inequality

By Pasqualina Curcio, Resumen English. -

It is not entirely true that COVID-19 does not distinguish between attacking and, above all, killing. It is possible that biologically there are no differences in skin color, age, or sex, in any [...]

Mass Strikes Across The US This May Day

By Christopher D. Cook, In These Times. -

Toiling amid a pandemic and a callous response from corporate America and the federal government that is exposing millions to deadly hazards and deepening poverty, workers across the country are [...]

#GeneralStrike2020: How To Participate On The May Day Launch

By Popular Resistance. -

On May Day, the first of May, the #GeneralStrike2020 (and beyond) campaign launches across the country. Learn more about the overall campaign in our most recent newsletter, "The Era of Mass [...]

‘Protect Amazon Workers’ Mural Painted In Front Of CEO Jeff Bezos’ Home

By Shut Down DC, Popular Resistance -

On April 29, 2020, a team of activists with La ColectiVA and ShutDownDC painted a mural on the street in front of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ DC home. The mural read “PROTECT AMAZON WORKERS” in [...]

Fired Amazon Worker Chris Smalls: Support May Day Strikers

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

Another reason why we out here tonight is because Amazon is targeting specific people. We are being told to stay six feet apart. However, that rule does not apply for everyone. We’ve seen [...]

Nursing Home Workers Authorize May 8 Strike At 40 Facilities

By Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune. -

Workers at 40 nursing homes in Illinois, nearly all in the Chicago area, said Monday they have set a strike date for May 8, as contract negotiations come to a head while coronavirus cases are [...]