Category: Labor Activism

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

Julia Kann: McDonald’s Can’t Hide Behind Franchise System

McDonald’s workers demanding “$15 and a union” have reason to cheer

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Federico Fuentes: New liberation Forces Debate Future of Post-Apartheid South Africa

This call by the country’s largest trade union, with over 300,000 members, has caused reverberations throughout the working class

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Carl Finamore: Missing in Action

AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson

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Steve Early: Last Minute Left-Liberal Unity?

Richmond Line-Up Reshuffled for Fall Contest With Chevron

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Gar Alperovitz: Is Worker Ownership a Way Forward for Market Basket?

There can be no doubt that in the long term, an employee-owned company would provide a much better solution for the workers and larger community than the current mess

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