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 [...]

COVID-19 Economy: A Deliberate Disaster

By Bruce Lesnick, Counterpunch. -

With nearly 12 million cases and a quarter million deaths in the US so far (over 55 million cases and 1.3 million deaths world-wide), the COVID 19 pandemic is ravaging civilization. The disease [...]

Left-Democrats Abandon Struggle For The Working Class To The Right

By Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. -

All indications are that Joe Biden is heading for a landslide win. Losers will be Trump and those Republicans who have not already defected to the Democrat’s big tent. Collateral damage, however, [...]

The Nightmare Facing The Poor And Working Class

By Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times. -

As mil­lions of U.S. work­ers face unem­ploy­ment, food inse­cu­ri­ty and evic­tion amid the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, the lim­it­ed aid pro­vid­ed by the fed­er­al government’s flawed CARES Act [...]