Hundreds Of Maquiladora Workers Dying After Back-To-Work Orders

On Saturday, the health secretary of Northern Baja California announced that 432 of the 519 people who have officially died from the virus in the state were maquiladora workers. In Baja cities [...]

Restaurant Workers Mobilize In Right To Work States During COVID-19

By Clare Busch, Shadowproof. -

Rather than trying to form a legal union in a right-to-work state, Bo-o stated, “We are a volunteer organization at this point. We are less constrained by the law.” (ShiftChange members also [...]

Violence Escalating At Retail Stores Over Wearing Face Masks

By Kate Taylor and Áine Cain, Business Insider. -

Retail workers at chains, including Kroger, Waffle House, and Costco, are increasingly caught in the crossfire when it comes to enforcing store or state policies on personal protective equipment. [...]

Gig Workers Collective Organizes Nationwide Strikes

By Eliza Levinson, Next City. -

Instacart workers announced a massive strike: the first that gig workers for the San Francisco-based company would undertake during the coronavirus pandemic. The strike, which took place on March [...]

Workers Revolt: Workers Fight For Their Lives

By Michelle Chen, In These Times. -

Medina is one of the millions of workers who are stuck with the impossible choice between protecting their health and getting a paycheck. More than 36 million others cannot work at all, laid off [...]

Hundreds Of Apple Workers On Strike In Washington

By David Bacon, Labornotes. -

Last week the COVID-related strike in Washington state’s Yakima Valley quadrupled in size, as workers walked out at three more apple packinghouses. More than a hundred stopped work on May 7 at [...]

Alternatives To Killing People For The Economy

Rather than sacrificing people for the economy, we need to rethink what we mean by “the economy.” No one needs to be killed for us to have a healthy economy. We live in a world where there is [...]

It’s Bigger Than Scrubs – My Termination From United Hospital ER

By Cliff Willmeng, RN, Popular Resistance. -

For months, working conditions, patient safety, public health, and the rights of union members have been degraded and placed at risk by Allina hospital administration’s policies, behavior, and [...]

Amazon Labor Activism Goes International

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Amazon worker organizing is going international. A new coalition of Amazon employee activists from Spain, France, German, Poland and America has announced itself with a list of demands for [...]

Coronavirus And The Politics Of Disposability

By Shaun Ossei-Owusu, Black Agenda Report. -

The people whose disposability is on the widest display are those who work in immediate-risk industries. The financially precarious service workers out with the epidemiological wolves so the rest [...]

Build The General Strike Movement To Change The World

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Now that May Day is behind us, we must build the General Strike campaign. The next strike day, June 1, should be the culmination of a month of working toward the day of action.  This is the [...]

Liberating Logistics: All Power To The Frontline Workers

By Dave Braneck, ROAR Magazine. -

This May Day, a broad coalition of workers from firms in the logistics sector ranging from Amazon and Walmart to Instacart and Wholefoods are staging a mass walkout. They are rising up on [...]

May Day General Strike, A Strong Beginning To An Ongoing Campaign

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

On May Day, the first day of an ongoing day of General Strike, there were actions all over the country supporting workers at  Amazon, Walmart, Target, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Fedex, Shipt and [...]

‘May Day’ Militancy Needed To Create The Economy We Need

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Seventy years of attacks on the right to unionize have left the union movement representing only 10 percent of workers. The investor class has concentrated its power and uses its power in an [...]

May Day Time For Workers To Unite For Power

By Richard D. Wolff,  Maria Carnemolla, Liz Phillips, Michelle Scott,  Democracy at Work -

This May 1, 2020, let us ask the question, why do we keep a system that requires workers to endlessly struggle against the opponents who own and operate each enterprise with exclusive control of [...]