Category: Labor Activism

Elana Kessler: Bay Area Transit Workers Organize

The rank-and-file organizers and newly engaged members are now looking ahead to flexing their muscle in Covid safety fights and contract campaigns in 2022

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Chris Hedges: America’s New Class War

Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States

Steven Greenhouse: Newsrooms Are Unionizing Pretty Much “Nonstop.” Here’s Why

Journalists are responding to consolidation and ongoing revenue challenges by joining the unionization wave

Candice Bernd: Nursing Unions Say For-Profit Health Care Is Driving Omicron Staffing Crisis

“We need our employers and our elected officials at the federal state and local levels to give us protections based on science, not just what’s good for business.”

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Peter Bohmer: U.S. Economy, Omicron, and Moving Forward

We have the opportunity to build and participate in these social movements, in minor and major ways, while educating ourselves and not isolating ourselves alone or in small cliques

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Luis Feliz León: Striking Columbia-U workers built a more democratic union and won big gains

After striking for 10 weeks, student workers at Columbia University have a tentative agreement that members will vote on, but they also have a stronger, more democratic union.

Sharon Zhang: Second Starbucks Location Unionizes

Starbucks workers successfully unionized another store on Monday, making the Genesee Street store in Buffalo, New York, the second corporate-owned Starbucks location in the U.S. to form a union

Barbara Briggs: ‘Workers Are the Best Guarantors of Their Own Safety When They’re Organized’

Interview on workplace disasters

Noam Scheiber: Sanderistas Inspire Union Drive at Starbucks

The liberal workers the company has long attracted are expanding a union campaign to other cities after a landmark victory in Buffalo

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Julia Conley: More Than 8,000 Kroger Grocery Workers Strike in Colorado

The strike began a day after a report showed 14% of Kroger workers have experienced homelessness in the past year

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