Category: Labor Activism

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Shamus Cooke: The Labor Movement’s Pearl Harbor Moment

Unions must be transformed back into the mobilizing and fighting organizations that earned them the rights the Court is now attempting to take away

RT.com: Thousands march to protest state of emergency in France

Thousands of people marched in 70 French cities, including Paris, to demand immediate action to stop France’s ongoing state of emergency and openly voice outrage over government plans to revoke the French citizenship of dual nationals, many of them Muslims, convicted of terrorism. Up to 20,000 protesters – many of them members of human rights Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: Attacks on US Public Workers and Unions Intensify

There is a renewed focus on limiting union resources and political action

Gina Doggett: Cabbies block roads as France hit by multiple strikes

The striking unions — which led up to 120 demonstrations across France on a day dubbed “Black Tuesday” — said they were protesting over some 150,000 job losses since 2007

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Jeremy Brecher: “Making the Promises Real”: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement

A labor climate program can draw together workers, unions, and allies around protecting jobs by protecting the climate

Amy Roat: Philly Teachers Go For It

We’re laying the groundwork not just to win the election, but also to transform the PFT into a member-driven union that can finally organize to combat the powerful forces working against us

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Ralph Nader: Big Crony CEO Pay Grab–Effects Beyond Greed!

As the New Year gets underway, the highest-paid CEOs of many large corporations have already paid themselves more than the average worker will earn in the entire year

Paul Rubin: Whither Unions? – Organizing Lessons from a Right-To-Work State

One union local in historically conservative Arizona has continued to grow not just in size but, more importantly, in influence. I believe there are lessons here for labor activists across the nation

Pete Dolack: A Global Working Class in Formation

With the rise of a working class rooted in the global South comes worker militancy in the same geographies. This is militancy that has yet to attract much notice in the advanced capitalist countries of the North. One reason lies in the withering of labor movements across the North, and a belief in some circles, Read more…

Solidarity With Chinese Workers' Struggle: Workers in a Workers’ State

The Chinese state has dramatically escalated repression against workers organizations

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