Category: Labor Activism

Paul Buhle: Labor Power=Workplace Democracy?

Reviews of “An Alternative Labour History: Worker Control and Workplace Democracy” and “New Forms of Worker Organization, The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism”

Jane LaTour: Trade Union Women

The stories of the fight for equal pay with men and the role of trade unionists and their allies in that struggle have receded in peoples’ consciousness

Patrick Bond: Resource-Cursed South Africa Suffers More Mining Massacres

From Marikana to mineral price crash and jobs meltdown

Paul Street: Health Care Slavery and Overwork

Two Underestimated Barriers to Democratic Resistance in the “Land of the Free”

Laura Gottesdiener: Coal Dethroned

As the coal industry crumbles, West Virginians are rallying in support of what’s being called “transition work” — the building, that is, of a new economy based on agriculture, local arts, wineries, and the like

Frank Bardacke: Strawberry Jam

The UFWOC organizing committee was established in 1966. The union was granted a charter as an independent union in 1972. It is now 43 years later. When will the workers be ready?

Steve Early: How “Brother” Bernie Is Making Labor’s Day

Whether he wins or loses, Sanders is already helpfully tapping into rank-and-file discontent about who gets to decide what in our unions

Dave Johnson: Bernie Sanders Proposes To Boost Worker-Ownership Of Companies

Sanders proposed to get the government involved in starting and maintaining worker cooperatives and creating a bank to fund worker ownership

Black Labor Collaborative: Black Trade Union Leaders Speak Out on The Future of the Labor Movement in New Report

A new 35-page white paper, “A Future for Workers: A Contribution From Black Labor,” was released this week by the Black Labor Collaborative

Mark Hand: Rednecks Symbolize Solidarity: W.Va. Mine Wars Museum Reclaims Union Identity

Workers in southern West Virginia’s coalfields have not received the recognition they deserve for their sacrifices in creating better working and living conditions for all Americans

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