Category: Labor Activism

Michelle Renee Matisons: All Rise: When Class Oppression Sows Democratization

U.S. civil society and labor sectors are rejecting impoverished and humiliating living, working, and learning conditions

Andrea Bowen: Defend (and Understand) Your Transgender Members

Transgender people are a workplace reality. And some unions, like the Communications Workers (CWA) and Service Employees (SEIU), have long advocated for transgender workers

E. Tammy Kim: Fast-food strikers vow civil disobedience, highlight home care labor

In largest planned protests to date, fast-food workers to escalate tactics and embrace beleaguered home care workers

Samantha Winslow: They Don’t Need a Majority To Get Things Done

Workers at the North Carolina Cummins diesel engine plant won wage increases this summer—even without having a recognized union or majority union support inside their shop

Jeffrey Nall: 100 Ways to Change the Subject

Plutocratic Fallacies in the Service of Fast-Food Exploitation

David "Goldy" Goldstein: $15 and Change: How Seattle Led the Country’s Wage Revolution

Seattle’s path to a $15 minimum wage is a winding tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and blind dumb luck. It is also a roadmap for bypassing partisan gridlock—one city at a time

Joe Uehlein: Making a Living on a Living Planet

Today you can change how those questions will be answered by engaging within the trade union movement for a vision of the future where labor is a part of the answer to the climate crisis, not a part of the problem

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Federico Fuentes: Impact of Marikana Massacre Still Felt

On August 16, activities were held across South Africa to mark the second anniversary of the Marikana massacre in which 34 striking mineworkers were slain by state security forces

Christy Thornton: Students at the Barricades

Last December, NYU graduate student employees won recognition for our union, GSOC-UAW, from the university administration

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Steve Early: Open Shop Trend Makes Organizing the “Organized” Top Union Priority

For many years, American unions have been trying to “organize of the unorganized” to offset, and, where possible, reverse their steady loss of dues-paying members

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