Category: Labor Activism

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Kevin Zeese: People Are Mobilizing

The people of the United States no longer support war and the people of the world are rebelling against US rule

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Carl Finamore: San Francisco Workers Aim High

There can be no doubt that protest movements have successfully placed on the national agenda the idea of giving American workers a raise

Decca Muldowney: Low-Wage Struggles in UK

The sentiment that labor struggles should shift away from top-down organizing methods like massive, symbolic one-day strikes, has been growing in the United Kingdom

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Jack Rasmus: New York City Railroad Workers & Future of American Labor

Jack Rasmus invites guest, Chris Silvera, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 808 in New York City, to discuss the current struggle of New York City’s Long Island railroad (LIRR) workers for decent wages and benefits and their possible strike on July 20

Alexandra Bradbury: California Port Truckers Strike Closes Three Terminals

On strike again, port truckers organizing with the Teamsters in Los Angeles and Long Beach are showing their growing leverage

Sheila Cohen: Britain Strikes for a Day

It’s finally happened. The rusty machinery of the British trade union movement has turned

Joe Atkins: Hundreds rally for a union election

The June 27 pro-union rally by an estimated 400 students, activists, ministers and workers in front of the mile-long Nissan plant here was the perfect culmination of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference

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Shamus Cooke: The Union vs. Corporate Showdown Has Officially Begun

The attack on the U.S. labor movement just sharpened with the Harris vs. Quinn Supreme Court decision, aimed at the heart of concentrated union power — public sector unions

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Jeremy Brecher: Unions backing historical Peoples Climate March

Delegates to Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM) conference at the end of June voted unanimously to endorse and participate in the historic People’s Climate March set for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Manhattan

Joe Burns: For Inspiration, Look to the History Of Public Worker Strikes

Politicians want to turn the clock back 50 years by restricting the bargaining rights of millions of public workers. Unions would do well to look back, too, to the great public employee strike upsurge of the 1960s

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