On Contact: ‘Foregone’ – The Power Of Fiction

Russell Banks in books such as ‘Continental Drift’, ‘Affliction’ and ‘The Sweet Hereafter’ has long chronicled the struggles and inner torment that come with being a member of our dispossessed [...]

Finland’s Public Childcare System Puts Britain To Shame

By Tatu Ahponen, Tribune Magazine. -

The autumn is a colourful time in Finland. The trees turn yellow and then red before the leaves fall. Neon pinks and yellows also appear—the reflective vests of toddlers and children venturing [...]

Let’s Restore The Legal Right To Strike

By Shaun Richman, In These Times. -

Unions have the winds at their back because of the unique circumstances of the pandemic making so many workers less willing to work unpleasant jobs for lousy pay, but labor markets have a way of [...]

Millions Of Workers Want A Union

By Eric Dirnbach, EWOC. -

We know the U.S. labor movement is too small. Our current union density, or membership rate, is very low, about 11% of the workforce, with only around 6% in the private sector, and it’s been [...]

Working Too Long Is Killing You

By Emily Scurrah, Tribune Magazine. -

Long working hours led to 745,000 deaths worldwide in 2016. As we emerge from the pandemic, we urgently need to reclaim our free time – but the only way to do it is through worker organising.

Manifesto: Draft Proposal For The Founding Of The International Working Peoples Association, 1979

By Editors, Black Agenda Report. -

Lorenzo Kom’boa  Ervin is probably best known for Anarchism and the Black Revolution, a fifty-six page manifesto that was arguably the first work to systematically apply the principles and [...]

Lee Camp: It’s Time For Major Wealth Redistribution

By Lee Camp, ScheerPost.com. -

It’s time for wealth redistribution. There, I said it.  I know it’s the third rail of politics, but I’m not running for a damn thing, which makes me free to speak the truth. (Well, I am [...]

How To Keep On Keeping On

By Ellen David Friedman, Labor Notes. -

Even asking the questions is exhausting. Who’s making the Covid decisions, and why do they change every day? How has the workload doubled? What about the new extremes of micro-management? [...]

A Critique Of The Rank-And-File Strategy

By Jason Koslowski, Left Voice. -

Kim Moody first gave a systematic statement of the “rank-file strategy” in a working paper for the socialist organization Solidarity in 2000. Since then he has kept on refining it, such as in [...]

The Year That Labor Hung On By Its Fingertips

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Broad­ly speak­ing, there have been two very large labor sto­ries this year. The first is, ​“I have been forced into unem­ploy­ment due to the pan­dem­ic, and I am scared.” And the sec­ond [...]

New Organizing Model Helps Build Worker Power

By Erin Dirnbach, Waging Nonviolence. -

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and lockdowns started in March, a new class of “essential workers” continued to go to work across the United States under new dangerous conditions. As stories came [...]

1,158 Strikes Since March First

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Back in 2019, Payday was one of the few national outlets in the country to cover the first-ever statewide teachers strike in South Carolina. Now, teachers in school districts throughout South [...]

Workers Suffer As US Pandemic Relief Bill Goes Nowhere In Congress

By Walter Smolarek, Peoples Dispatch. -

Not only has the coronavirus pandemic taken a staggering toll in terms of loss of life in the United States but has also caused social and economic dislocation for the working class on a massive [...]

Workers Should Run The World

By Maximillian Alvarez, In These Times. -

We chat with Erek Slater, a bus oper­a­tor for the Chica­go Tran­sit Author­i­ty, where he’s been work­ing for the past 15 years. Erek is a fam­i­ly man, a father, and a three-term elect­ed shop [...]

Austerity Is Still A Political Choice

By Grace Blakely, Tribune Magazine. -

When Rishi Sunak delivered the spending review earlier this week, the coverage focused predictably on levels of government borrowing. With GDP set to contract by more than 11% in 2020 – the [...]