Worker Rights For Cannabis Trimmers

By Donnell Alexander, -

Matilda reclines on a Northeast Los Angeles couch she’s paid $25 to sleep on for one night. The young woman, who earlier in the day had returned to the U.S. from Mexico, talks about her job as a [...]

Challenging Capitalism Through Workers’ Control

By Ricardo Vaz, -

But I would say that workers’ control is one first step on a path to socialism, in the sense that control over production and workplace should not be only on behalf of the workers but also of the [...]

Amazon Workers Booed Jeff Bezos In Berlin

By Jill Petzinger, -

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos received a hostile reception when he arrived in the German capital to pick up an innovation award on Tuesday (Apr. 24). Trade union Verdi confirmed that “several hundred [...]

EPA Workers Rally To Get Rid Of Scott Pruitt

By Chris D’Angelo, -

WASHINGTON — A number of Environmental Protection Agency employees spent their lunch hour Wednesday outside agency headquarters calling for the immediate ouster of their boss, agency chief Scott [...]

French Civil Servants And Rail Workers Strike In Test For Macron

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the streets of France on Thursday and strikes caused travel misery for millions in a showdown between trade unions and President Emmanuel Macron that [...]

UE General Executive Board: “Workers Need An Industrial Policy Not Tariffs”

By Staff, -

President Trump’s recent announcement that he intends to impose a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum is not a new or effective strategy for reviving American manufacturing. George [...]

Workers VS The Environment: The Fraying Of The Blue-Green Alliance

By Steve Early, -

Nothing ignites a local environmental justice campaign more quickly, in California, than a refinery fire or explosion affecting down-wind neighbors. Three years ago, an Exxon-Mobil facility was [...]

The Cooperative Hostile Takeover

By Mike Leung, -

The routes through which workers typically gain ownership and control of their businesses are tightly constrained because they either require the consent of the owners or require the workers to [...]

BRAZIL: 200,000 Workers And Youth Protest Lula Conviction

By Staff, -

On January 24, despite having absolutely no proof to back their charges, the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil sentenced former President Inacio “Lula” da Silva to 12 years in prison. This court is [...]

How Workers Would Spend Corporate Tax Cut

By Thomas Kochan, -

Over 200 CEOs have said they will raise wages or give bonuses as a result of the large corporate income tax cut passed late last year by Congress. Some view their plans as simply a public [...]

Biggest Gains In Union Membership In 2017 Were For Younger Workers

By John Schmitt, -

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data on changes in union membership from 2016 to 2017. It was good news for workers, as the total number of union members grew by 262,000 in [...]

Preparing For The Storm With A New Economy

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Just as we must end the extraction of fossil fuels and minerals from the Earth to lessen the impacts of climate change and stop the poisoning of our communities, we must also end the extraction [...]

Tip Stealing Rule Would Cost Workers $5.8 Billion

By Heidi Shierholz, David Cooper, Julia Wolfe, and Ben Zipperer, -

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a rule that would make it legal for employers to pocket their workers’ tips, as long as they pay those workers at least the minimum wage. The proposed [...]

N. Carolina Municipal Workers Kick Off Bill Of Rights Campaign

By Sarah Miles, -

A cold snap the first week of this year took a toll on North Carolina’s cities. In Greensboro alone, 38 water mains broke—and despite near-zero temperatures, municipal workers like Charles French [...]

More Power To The Workers

By Jon Rynn, -

Melman always had a two-track intellectual focus, writing about both the military and the economy. The two concepts were intertwined in his books about the deleterious economic effects of [...]