Category: Labor Activism

Dan DiMaggio: Building a Rapid-Response Network to Defend Immigrant Workers

As the Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants, it’s urgent for worker centers and unions to organize to defend immigrant members. In Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley Workers Center has created a rapid-response network it calls “Sanctuary in the Streets” (SiS). The worker center, founded in 2014, organizes restaurant workers and farmworkers in the Read more…

Yi San: South Korea: Women Workers Get ‘Dream Jobs’ Back

After 12 years of campaigns and protests against unjust layoffs, 180 female attendants at South Korea’s premier train service are getting their jobs back

Gillian Russom: Los Angeles educators get ready to go all in

Report on a union conference organized to get ready for a battle next fall

Jonah Furman: Vermont’s Striking Nurses Want A Raise for Nonunion Workers Too

The rallies, marches, and open bargaining were crucial as “unifying events,” she said, that worked to “get people excited and show the hospital that we’re not messing around.”

Anne Jackson: T-Shirt Ban Energizes Michigan Nurses

Management banning shirts and walking away from the table helped explode our social media. We started building support for the informational picket demanding that safe staffing be written into our contract and refusing to take cuts

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David Bacon: Iraq’s Oil Union Defends Protesters

Iraq’s trade unions, especially the oil workers, have played a central role in organizing the demonstrations

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Alexandra Bradbury: UPS Teamsters Take On Two-Tier

The members calling for a no vote say that it falls short in just about every area it covers (or fails to cover)

Sheila Bapat: Domestic Workers in Seattle Win Bill of Rights

Depending on how the November elections go, a federal domestic workers’ bill of rights may be something the domestic workers’ movement fights for as well

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Patrick Bond: State of the BRICS Class Struggle, Part 2

‘Social Dialogue’ Reform Frustrations

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Mike Elk: ‘We’re militant again’

Thousands of teachers gathered in Pittsburgh to discuss plan of action for new school year after strikes over pay and conditions

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