Category: Labor Activism

Judy Ancel: Blocking ‘Right to Work’

In 2018 Missouri can help reverse the pendulum in the Midwest, not only to undo right to work but also to revitalize its labor movement

Rand Wilson: Labor for Our Revolution

The challenge we now face as progressive trade unionists is to meld the broad support for Sanders with a larger base in the labor movement

Vijay Prashad: Learning From India’s Farmers

French workers are being asked to make “useless sacrifices”

Mark Dudzic: Unions and Medicare for All

Labor Notes: After beating back repeal of the Affordable Care Act this summer, where is the movement to win Medicare for All? Mark Dudzic: It’s a very exciting moment. The ground has shifted. It’s become a unifying issue for the resistance to Trump. People are looking for what they want to fight for rather than Read more…

Kim Scipes: Capitalism Is Killing the Planet

Any labor organization must be built on member democracy, where members control the union, and not just the formal leaders

Cal Winslow: Trouble in Napa

Hospital Workers in Fight for their Union

Alexander Kolokotronis: Organizing the new working class

By adopting a municipalist agenda, the labor movements of the new working class have the power to democratize not just the union, but also the city itself

Dave Staiger: Virtual to In Their Face

Kalamazoo, Michigan, teachers received an urgent message in July from their union’s private Facebook account for members: in bargaining, the district was demanding a pay freeze

Chris Brooks: After Nissan

Can We Organize the South?

Charles Derber: The State of Labor on Labor Day

Labor Day is now a pivotal political moment for labor and the entire nation and world

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