CEOs Make More In First Week Of January Than Average Salary – Pay Ratios Are The Solution

By Tobore Okah-Avae, Theconversation.com -

The typical FTSE 100 CEO will have earned as much as the average UK worker earns in a year by 5pm on January 6 2020 – £29,559 for 33 hours of work, according to data compiled by the High Pay [...]

Amazon Threatens To Fire Employees Who Speak Out On Climate Crisis

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch.com -

Amazon employees who speak out about the climate crisis say they have been threatened with firing. Amazon Employees for Climate Justice (AECJ) said Thursday that the company's legal and HR teams [...]

Largest Ever Strike In India Shakes Up Modi Govt

By Subodh Varma, Newsclick.in -

Besides industries, employees in banks, transport, ports, government offices, scheme workers and farmers and rural labourers stopped work. India woke up on January 8, to witness the largest ever [...]

Colombians Launch National Cacerolazo Against Tax Reform

By Telesur English. -

Thousands participated in a pot-banging protest in Bogota on Monday afternoon [December 16, 2019] in the Plaza de Bolivar, in order to demand the burying of a tax reform bill in the Congress of [...]

What It Will Take To Build Left Independent Political Power In The 21st Century

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Clearing the FOG co-hosts, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, interviewed Dr. Leo Panitch, Professor Emeritus in political science at York University in Toronto and Canada Research Chair in [...]

The Urgent Need For Worker-Owned Media

By Nathan J. Robinson, Currentaffairs.org -

Another quality media outlet has been killed, another talented group of writers and editors pushed out of their jobs. Today’s casualty: Deadspin, the acclaimed not-just-sports website, where [...]

Striking Workers Sound The Alarm On Privatizing D.C. Public Transit

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority board meeting was supposed to start at 10 A.M. on November 21, nearly a month after workers at the Cinder Bed Road garage began their strike. 10:30 [...]

Southern Workers Unite Around Medicare For All

By Jonathan Michels, In These Times. -

Charlotte, N.C.—A line of cars rolls up to the government center of the largest city in a state tied with neighbor South Carolina for least unionized in the country. Members of the Southern [...]

Over The Last Week, At Least 85,000 Workers Were Out On 13 Different Strikes

By Michael Arria, Inthesetimes.com -

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 485,000 U.S. workers were involved in strikes and lockouts during 2018. That’s the highest number since 1986. The data for 2019 won’t be released [...]

GM Workers Ratify Contract Though ‘Mixed At Best’

By Chris Brooks and Jane Slaughter, Labornotes.org -

The Auto Workers' strike against General Motors came to a close this weekend after six weeks on the picket lines, with workers voting to ratify a contract that was clearly unloved but accepted [...]

Two Leading Economists Say Medicare For All Would Give Workers ‘Biggest Take-Home Pay Raise In A Generation’

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Medicare for All would give most U.S. workers "the biggest take-home pay raise in a generation," two economists from the University of California, Berkeley said Friday, countering one of the main [...]

As GM Strike Enters Fifth Week, Mack Truck-Volvo Workers Launch First Strike In More Than 35 Years

By Nick Barrickman, Wsws.org -

Over 3,500 Mack Truck assembly workers walked out at plants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida late Saturday night. Mack Truck workers will join nearly 50,000 General Motors automotive [...]

Efforts To Claw Back Stolen Wages Painfully Slow, As California Employers Who Cheat Workers Often Get Away With It

By Eli Wolfe, Fairwarning.org -

In February, when California labor officials announced the biggest wage theft case against a private company in state history, they made sure to include a warning for all bosses: “Stealing earned [...]

How Arts Workers Took On Big Oil

By Katherine Hearst, Newint.org -

Seven and a half years ago, a group of arts workers, actors and campaigners jumped on stage before a BP-sponsored Royal Shakespeare Company production to do a guerrilla Shakespearean [...]

UAW Responds To GM’s Latest Offer With Counterproposal

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr., Kayla Clarke, and Rod Meloni, Clickondetroit.com -

DETROIT - A letter sent to union members Friday indicates that United Auto Workers and General Motors Co. could be one step closer to reaching a tentative agreement. That's only if GM accepts the [...]