ON DECEMBER 1st, the U.S. Senate passed a union-busting resolution which used the power of the state under the Railroad Labor Act to outlaw a potential powerful nationwide strike of railroad workers scheduled for December 9th. The bill forcing them back to work under a hated contract with continuing draconian scheduling and without a single… Continue reading Senate Votes to Break Strike before it Begins
Join Starbucks Workers United and supporters this Labor Day weekend to celebrate the over 200 organizing victories and demand that Starbucks end their union-busting campaign. Workers in SWU have called for “sip-in” demonstrations this weekend (bring a cash tip). These small actions can be used for building solidarity in the community with continued organizing and… Continue reading Starbucks Solidarity this Labor Day
Sean Cumming reports from the picket line at the Nabisco Strike in Portland Oregon. As Nabisco workers in Portland, Oregon, enter their third week of indefinite strike action, union organizers and the local community held a rally outside the gates of the snack food giant’s Portland plant. Amid a cacophony of beeping horns of support… Continue reading Nabisco Strike: A lesson in solidarity
After a militant one-week struggle, workers at New York City’s Hunts Point market have won a victory that should inspire other essential workers everywhere. Brett Wallace reports from the picket line...
Virginia Rodino and Eric Fretz look at preparations against a Trump “coup,” arguing that mass mobilizations to defend democracy—particularly strike action—would be key.
Brett Wallace reports on a recent labor rally in New York city against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s planned austerity measures and layoffs.
Prithviraj Gandhi looks at the athletes’ strike earlier this month, arguing that this kind of action can win the justice we need.
Eric Fretz takes a look back at Solidarność, the anti-Stalinist trade union movement in Poland — arguing that 40 years on, this inspiring yet tragic history is ripe with lessons for socialists today.
Sean Cumming reports on the nationwide labor actions for Black lives on July 20, arguing that they are a crucial first step towards deeper labor solidarity with the anti-racist rebellion. On July 20 thousands of workers across the United States went on strike in what was one of the largest cross sectional, or national strikes,… Continue reading July 20 labor actions for Black lives an important step for the movement
New York educator E.H.D. explains what is at stake as the new school year approaches, arguing that there is no safe way to reopen schools during the pandemic—and teachers are ready to fight.