Workers Walk Out, Building Momentum Toward General Strike

By Candace Bernd, Truthout. -

Essential workers at Instacart, Whole Foods, Amazon and General Electric are staging protests and walking off the job in droves across the U.S., demanding increased protections and pay as they [...]

St. Louis Fed Warns 32.1 Percent Unemployment Possible By End Of June

By Miguel Faria-e-Castro, St. Louis Fed. -

As state and local governments implement social-distancing measures to suppress and contain the spread of COVID-19, many businesses are faced with a large decrease in sales and revenue. This [...]

On Strike Now For Three Years, Spectrum Workers Are Demanding Public Ownership

By Amir Khafagy, Truthout.org -

Cable technician Troy Walcott, along with 1,800 of his fellow members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3, has been striking for three years, and there’s still [...]

Italy Calls General Strike: ‘Our Lives Are Worth More Than Your Profits’

By  La Izquierda Diario Argentina, Leftvoice.org -

Italy is the global epicenter of the pandemic, with more than 64,000 cases of infection and almost 7,000 deaths, half of which occurred in the last week. This is the result of both neoliberal [...]

It Didn’t Have To Be Like This

By Stephanie Luce, Labornotes.org -

We have been forced to choose between two terrible options: 1. Lock ourselves down to prevent the spread of the virus, resulting in massive job loss —while many vulnerable workers are still [...]

‘Without Us, Instacart Will Grind To A Halt’: Delivery Workers Threaten Strike Over Hazard Pay, Safety Measures Amid Outbreak

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Contract workers for Instacart, the Silicon Valley startup that employs 175,000 people to deliver groceries nationwide via its online platform, plan to walk off the job Monday if the company does [...]

Another Tourism Is Possible

By Ranjan Solomon, Popular Resistance. -

The members of the Tourism Alert and Action Forum come from organizations around the world that have joined in solidarity to oppose exploitative forms of tourism and to act in solidarity with [...]

The Danger We’re Facing: A Grocery Worker Speaks Out

By Chris Brooks, Labornotes.org -

The coronavirus crisis is spurring record-breaking sales for grocery store chains, straining supply chains and exhausting employees. While many businesses are having employees work from home [...]

Healthcare Workers Are At War With The Pandemic And The Economic System

By Mike Pappas, Leftvoice.org -

A NYC physician gave this speech about the war against the coronavirus and the ongoing war against for-profit health care, Trump and capitalism itself. The coronavirus pandemic is magnifying [...]

The Coronavirus Crisis Led To A Record-Breaking Spike In Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims

By Aaron Sojourner and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Epi.org -

A greater share of Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the week ending March 21 than in any prior week in American history, according to our analysis of news reports. Many states [...]

Norway’s Workers Insisted They Shouldn’t Pay For Coronavirus — And They Won

Ellen Engelstand, Jacobinmag.com -

At the start of the coronavirus epidemic, Norway’s government said it would help businesses by making it easier for them to get rid of workers. But trade unions and left-wing parties fiercely [...]

Boston School Bus Drivers Win Emergency Full Pay During School Closure

By Steve Gillis, Workers.org -

On March 16, elected officers of United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, conducted mass meetings in the bus yards over loudspeakers with hundreds of drivers, [...]

Freeze Layoffs: Make The Capitalists Pay

By James Dennis Hoff, Leftvoice.org -

As the coronavirus epidemic stretches on, working people are facing an economic collapse, the likes of which have not been seen since the Great Depression. Organizing to fight for an immediate [...]

Detroit Bus Drivers Win Protections Against Virus Through Strike

By Jane Slaughter, Labornotes.org -

Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren't going to work without safety precautions. A city worker is cleaning at the end of the line. Photo: Jim West / [...]

Number Of Striking Workers Surged In 2018 And 2019

By Staff, Epi.org -

After decades of declining strike activity, data on major work stoppages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics—including new 2019 data released this morning—show that there was a substantial [...]