Category: Labor Activism

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Rebekah Barber: The battle to block state preemption of local minimum wage laws

The Fight For $15 movement has won some important victories since it was launched seven years ago. Just last month, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to raise the current $7.25 hourly federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, though the proposal is expected to face resistance in the Republican-controlled Senate. In Read more…

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Alexandra Bradbury: Kentucky Miners Camp Out, Block Coal Train, Demand Stolen Wages

The local community has rallied behind the miners. Since the mines closed, neighbors and friends have been donating to help families pay their utility bills. Now people are bringing food and water down to the railroad tracks.

Joe DeManuelle-Hall: ‘We Believe in Ferries’

Alaskan Ferry Workers Walk Off the Job

John Ertl: Bus Drivers Stand Up to Retaliation And Win First Contract

“I can actually live like a human being now. “I don’t have to work 70 hours a week. I don’t have to live with a roommate anymore.”

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Michelle Chen: A New Kind of Internationalism

A look at Hong Kong Protesters and Militant Chinese Workers

Daniel Boguslaw: Trumpistas Seek to Deflate Labor’s Friend

The NLRB persists in its fight to outlaw Scabby the Rat, the balloon rodent who helps out workers when they picket their bosses

Erica Emdon: Numsa strike against sexual harassment

A ‘powerful moment in labour history’

Mark Gruenberg: Airline Food Workers Take Struggle Public

Airline food workers took their nationwide struggle against their bosses public with a massive protest Tuesday afternoon that drew almost 1,000 people and virtually filled the old main hall at Washington National Airport

Z3k3@ndZ@mi: The UAW Has No Reason Not to Push for Everything

Companies are never short on reasons why they can’t give you things, in good times and bad

Harold Meyerson: Fight for 15’s Long, Winding, and Brandeisian Road

The progression of the Fight for 15 from a left-wing community organization and a left-wing union to left-wing cities to left-wing states to the Democratic mainstream is representative of the broader transformation of the Democratic Party in recent years

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