Category: Labor Activism

Angeles Solis: Amazon “Profiting from This Pandemic”

Warehouse Workers Walk Off Job to Demand Safer Conditions

Elizabeth Lalasz: ‘You Can Find Us in the Break Room’: How Nurses Got Masks

It is critical for us to recognize we have power right now, even with the massive toll the pandemic is taking on us as frontline workers

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Jeremy Brecher: First U.S. Union-Authorized Climate Strike?

If Local 26 is forced to strike again, one thing is clear: It will do so not only as the representative of its own members, but as the champion of everyone who knows they are threatened by climate change

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Tish O'Dell: Corporate America Is on Offense—Local Communities Can Be Too

This crisis calls for us to challenge the government system that is failing us. Now is an opportunity for radical collective action

Jeet Heer: The Coronavirus Class War Has Already Started

The combination of plutocratic bailouts and a physically endangered working class is sparking a new blue-collar militancy

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Jeremy Brecher: Strike for Your Life

There have been more than a dozen strikes in the past two weeks by workers striking to protect themselves against infection by the coronavirus. They have already won increased protection. What do they portend for the future?

Edward Ongweso Jr: General Electric Workers Launch Protest, Demand to Make Ventilators

GE workers who normally make jet engines say their facilities are sitting idle while the country faces a dire ventilator shortage

Sam Husseini: #GeneralStrike?

“It’s dawning on more people how critical their labor is and how little these corporations care about them. The veneer of we’re-going-to-take-care-of-you has dropped away”

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Tom Wetzel: The Case for Building New Unions

Worker unions are a key working class organization because of the potential power workers gain from collective resistance but also because of the potential role of unions in social transformation

Steven Greenhouse: A More Perfect Union: Can Organized Labor Win in 2020?

There’s no denying that labor unions are far less powerful than they used to be

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