Category: Labor Activism

Moshe Z. Marvit: A Boss’s Campaign to Destroy a Union

A judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the UPMC has engaged in a series of discriminatory practices against workers who have been trying to organize a union since 2012

Dan Clawson: No More Backroom Deals

A draconian proposal threatened Massachusetts teachers. Here’s how they defeated it

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Staughton Lynd: The Wobblies in their Heyday

Review of The Wobblies in their Heyday:  The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era, by Eric Chester

Diane Krauthamer: Walmart Workers Ramp Up Protests for Black Friday

Walmart retail workers in Southern California held the first sit-down strike in the company’s history

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Sarah Lazare: ‘History In The Making’

Workers Hold First Sit-Down Work Action Targeting Walmart

Various Contributors: NUMSA’s Expulsion from COSATU

Statement by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

Alyssa Figueroa: How San Francisco Won the Strongest Minimum Wage in the Country

The union is still working on raising the minimum wage in other areas of the state

Irvin Jim: South Africa: ‘We will continue to mobilise the working class for socialism’

Below are the speaking notes Jim’s presentation to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Central Executive Committee meeting to discuss the union’s expulsion from the federation, on November 7, 2014. After meeting through the night, delegates voted 33-24 in favour of expelling NUMSA, South Africa’s biggest trade union, the largest union in the federation and Read more…

Kafui Attoh: Dead Labor on a Dead Planet

The Inconvenient Truth of Workers’ Bladders

Various Contributors: Unionizing Solidarity with Palestine

Alborz Gandanhari, David McCleary, Kumars Salehi and Tory Webster on a sea change in US labor’s willingness to be complicit in apartheid and ethnic cleansing

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