More Power To The Workers

By Jon Rynn, Economicreconstruction.org -

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 [...]

How New Orleans Hospitality Workers Organize Their Industry

By Kat Stromquist, bestofneworleans.com -

On a chilly evening just before Thanksgiving, about a dozen New Orleans Hospitality Workers Committee (NOHWC) members were gathered around a long table in a well-worn Claiborne Avenue meeting [...]

UPS Workers Claim Holiday Disaster Looms As They Threaten To Strike

By Hayley Peterson, businessinsider.com -

By Hayley Peterson for Business Insider - UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees who maintain the company's air cargo fleet are taking out ads in USA Today and the Seattle Times that state: [...]

NAFTA Renegotiation More Important Now Than Ever

By Celeste Drake, aflcio.org -

By Celeste Drake for AFL-CIO - The need to fundamentally improve the labor provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement took on a new urgency over the weekend, as a group of armed [...]

The Russian Revolution Is Still Relevant Today

By Brinda Karat, mayday.leftword.com -

By Brinda Karat for Left World - On this most historic occasion of the centenary of the epoch-making Russian revolution, I extend my warm greetings to you and on behalf of my party the Communist [...]

Unpaid Labourers Are ‘Slipping Pleas For Help Into Zara Clothes’

By Staff, independent.co.uk -

By Sarah Young for Independent - Shoppers at fashion retailer Zara have found unusual notes in their clothes from workers claiming they have not been paid for making the merchandise. Worth an [...]

Weinsteins In The Workplace

By Steve Early, counterpunch.org -

By Steve Early for Counter Punch - The exploding national debate about workplace harassment of women by powerful bosses or male co-workers is a great opening for unions to demonstrate their [...]

U.S. Military Is The Largest Employer In The World

By Sue Chang, marketwatch.com -

By Sue Chang for Market Watch - Travel on Uncle Sam’s dime and have taxpayers pay for your education—these are some of the perks offered by the U.S. military, and it appears its recruiting [...]

Displaced Coal Miners Turn To Beekeeping

By Marlene Cimons, www.nexusmedianews.com -

By Marlene Cimons for Nexus Media - Mark Lilly, 59, grew up and still lives in West Virginia. He spent three decades as an insurance adjuster, often talking to people struggling through the [...]

NAFTA’s Neoliberal Foundations Need To Be Dismantled From The Left

By Jeff Schuhrke, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Jeff Schuhrke for In These Times - Rejecting both economic nationalism and free-market fundamentalism, workers across North America are building transnational solidarity and demanding labor [...]

SCOTUS Is On The Verge Of Decimating Public-Sector Unions

By Shaun Richman, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Shaun Richman for In These Times - On Thursday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus vs. AFSCME, the case that will likely turn the entire public sector labor movement into a “right-to-work” [...]

To Address Inequality, Let’s Take On Monopolies

By Barry Lynn and Kevin Carty, www.inequality.org -

By Barry Lynn and Kevin Carty for Inequality - Most Americans know that our country has become extremely unequal. They may not know that the richest 0.1% of Americans own as much wealth as the [...]

Federal Employees Ordered To Attend Anti-Leaking Classes

By Michael Biesecker, www.lastrealindians.com -

By Michael Biesecker for Mint Press News - WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce their compliance [...]

After Generations In Coal, West Virginians Finding Jobs In Solar

By Jason Margolis for PRI - Nobody from his graduating class is working in coal, says Swiger. “[They’re] honestly working in fast food, or not working at all.” Not Swiger. He has a job installing [...]

Radical White Workers During The Last Revolution

By Richard Moser, www.counterpunch.org -

By Richard Moser for Counter Punch - During the 1960s and 1970s, radical activists set out to organize the white working class. They linked the pursuit of working class interest and economic [...]

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