Category: Labor Activism

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Jane Slaughter: Behind China’s Wildcat Strike Wave

China is the world center of wildcat strikes—given that no strike in China is officially allowed under the law

Micah Uetricht: Chicago teachers demonstrate a new approach to organising

A strike by Chicago teachers shows how unions can resist the dismantling of public education

Yi Xi: Women Lead Sanitation Strike at Massive Education Complex in China

While it is common to see women on strike in China, it is rare to see such strong and visible female leadership – See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/2014/10/women-lead-sanitation-strike-massive-education-complex-china#sthash.Lds1UogI.dpuf

John McNay: People’s Veto of a Union-Busting Law Holds Lessons

This November marks the third anniversary of a major labor movement victory: the defeat of Ohio’s union-busting Senate Bill 5, 62 to 38 percent, in a public referendum

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Jeremy Brecher: If Not Now, When? A Labor Movement Plan to Address Climate Change

Labor can lead the struggle for a more just and sustainable economy and put itself back on the right side of history

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Gary Younge: Run, Karen, Run!

Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job

Martha Woodall: Phila. Students Protest Canceling of Contract

Hundreds of high school students went on “strike” Wednesday to support their teachers

Russell Saltamontes: A Union County

Decades of workplace and community organizing to improve the standard of living for working-class people finally reached a point of direct confrontation with local elites

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Steve Early: What North American Unions Can Learn From Labor Organizers Abroad

Workers can think and act like trade unionists even if they don’t have a union contract

TeleSUR English: Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory

On Friday, the Venezuelan government initiated a takeover of the abandoned Clorox factory calling an assembly of the company’s 475 workers to reactivate the plant’s activities

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