Category: Labor Activism

Apostolis Kasimeriss: “This Destruction of Workers’ Lives Serves the Bankers”

“We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight back”

Stephen May: Lest We Forget

One of the great American self-trained painters of the 20th century. Ralph Fasanella was a consummate New Yorker and self-taught artist who represented the very best of American ideals

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Jenny Brown: Overwhelming Union Win for American Airlines Agents

After many close votes against unionization, American Airlines passenger service agents scored an overwhelming victory September 16, voting 86 percent to unionize

William Finnegan: Demonizing the Minimum Wage

With the midterm elections approaching, the United States Congress finds itself in an exaggerated version of its customary posturing gridlock

Abby Scher: At Least Some Unions Step Up for Big Climate March!

Some green radicals from labor groups say unions need to create their own climate protection strategy that democratizes the energy sector

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Steve Early: Chevron Sounds Alarm Against East Bay “Anarchism”

In our post-Citizens United era, the nation’s second largest oil producer is now free to spend $1.6 million (or more, if necessary) on direct mail and phone alerts

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

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