Auto Workers Go On Strike After Years Of Tirelessly Helping General Motors Reach Record-Level Profits

By Staff, Uaw.org -

Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. The [...]

Nearly 1,000 Amazon Workers Will Walk Out And Join Global Climate Strike

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

"As a leader, we need to reach zero first and not be a company who slides in at the last possible deadline,” Nearly 1,000 Amazon employees have pledged to join the massive upcoming Global Climate [...]

While ‘Zombie’ Mines Idle, Cleanup And Workers Suffer In Limbo

By Mark Olalde and Joe Yerardi, Publicintegrity.org -

PARADOX, COLO. — The sound of metal banging against metal broke the calm on the high mesa separating Colorado’s Paradox and Big Gypsum valleys. An old rusted headframe marked the entrance to an [...]

Labor Day 2019: Surveys Show Wages NOT Rising & Jobs 500,000 Fewer

By Staff, Jackrasmus.com -

What’s the condition of the US working class on this Labor Day 2019? Wages and Jobs are of course the best indicators of that condition. So let’s look at wages and jobs today in America. What we [...]

A Year Of Organizing Freelance Journalists

By Staff, Organizing.work -

In March of 2019, the Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union unintentionally went public. Having recently settled on a formal name for the organization, committee members [...]

Democracy Needs Unions

By Christine Owens, Otherwords.org -

You deserve to have a say in matters that affect you. Everyone does. That’s democracy. This shouldn’t change when you go to work. Democratic rights in the workplace — including the right to form [...]

Strike Votes Continue As Autoworkers Gear Up For Contract Fight Against GM, Ford, And Chrysler

By Staff, Wsws.org -

Autoworkers at GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) are continuing to vote on strike authorization. Balloting will conclude Wednesday, and the official totals are expected the following day. The [...]

Red States Cut Worker Pay By $1.5 Billion

By Negin Owliaei, Otherwords.org -

Last month, the House voted to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. If the Senate passes the bill, it would be the first federal minimum wage increase in more than a decade — far [...]

CEO Compensation Has Grown 940% Since 1978

By Lawrence Mishel and Julia Wolfe, Epi.org -

What this report finds: The increased focus on growing inequality has led to an increased focus on CEO pay. Corporate boards running America’s largest public firms are giving top executives [...]

The Tech Employee Backlash, Whole Foods Edition

By Staff, Technology Review -

A group of anonymous Whole Foods employees is calling out Amazon (which bought the supermarket chain in 2017) for working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). An open letter, [...]

The Fight For A Green New Deal Can Start With Your Union Contract

By Jared Odessky, Inthesetimes.com -

News coverage of the Green New Deal portrays organized labor as a major obstacle to its enactment. But our new report for Data for Progress paints a different picture. In a poll conducted for the [...]

“Cheap And Exploitable Labor”: New Report Shows Food Companies Use Cultural Exchange Program To Recruit Foreign Workers

By H. Claire Brown, Newfoodeconomy.org -

Imagine you’re a foreign student entering the United States on a summer work visa. You’ve been promised an ice cream-drenched summer filled with opportunities for travel, plus a job that pays [...]

Walmart Retaliates Against Worker Who Urged Employee Walkout Over Gun Sales

By Bryan Menegus, Gizmodo.com -

Following a pair of deadly mass shootings over the weekend, including one at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a Walmart e-commerce category specialist, Thomas Marshall, posted two memos widely within [...]

Surviving Amazon

By Sam Adler-Bell, Logicmag.io -

It is human to resist even when our resistance is barely registered by those in power. In her memoir of working in an Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany in 2010, Heike Geissler recalls these [...]

5 Ways The Economy Is Stacked Against Young People

By Josh Hoxie, Otherwords.org -

Today’s rising generation earns 20 percent less than their parents did at their age, despite being better educated and more productive. In fact, millennials are on track to become the first [...]