Category: Labor Activism

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Carl Finamore: SF Nursing Home Calls Cops on Union

The new owners’ old, outmoded command and control style of management was on vivid display

Rafael Bernabe: Puerto Rico’s New Party of the Working People Fights Austerity

The Partido del Pueblo Trabajador—the Party of the Working People (PPT)—is a political project of the Puerto Rican left addressed to working people in the context of the island’s deep economic crisis.

Harold Meyerson: How the American South Drives the Low-Wage Economy

Just as in the 1850s (with the Dred Scott decision and the Fugitive Slave Act), the Southern labor system (with low pay and no unions) is wending its way north

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Stephanie Luce: Time Is Political

The fight to control the working day remains one of our most important labor struggles

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Shamus Cooke: Unions Must Act Now to Survive Supreme Court Deathblow

Unions have a decision to make: organize or die. It’s that simple. These are the only two options now that the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case “Friedrichs v. California Teacher Association.” The court intends to take aim at the head of organized labor by ruling against the California Teachers Association, and in Read more…

Ann Robertson: Organized Labor: To Be or Not to Be?

It is time that people were afforded the opportunity to determine their own economic destiny and embrace a different culture

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David Bacon: California Court Ruling Could Make It Nearly Impossible for Farmworkers To Win Union Contracts

On May 18 in Fresno, California, the state’s Court of Appeals for the 5th District ruled that a key provision of the state’s unique labor law for field workers is unconstitutional. Should it be upheld by the state’s supreme court, this decision will profoundly affect the ability of California farm workers to gain union contracts. Read more…

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Staughton Lynd: American Gandhi

American Gandhi: A.J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century is particularly valuable in its treatment of the years that Muste devoted to building a labor movement—1919 to 1936

Various Contributors: Statement of The Committee of Concerned Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff of Brooklyn College

Please join the movement to save worker education at CUNY

Labor for Bernie: Over 1,000 local union leaders and members back Bernie Sanders for President

Grassroots labor initiative urges Democratic primary support for Sanders by AFL-CIO and national unions

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