Category: Labor

Timothy Noah: Biden’s Support for Unionizing Amazon Is a BFD

“This is new, nothing like it before. Politicians always give great speeches at union conventions and avoid union organizing campaigns because of possibility of failure. But Biden broke this norm.”

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Steve Early: A Firefighter Election: Can Veteran of Wisconsin Uprising Rescue the IAFF?

rare contested race for president of the IAFF has given its members a clear choice between a union traditionalist from Boston and a progressive activist who backed massive labor protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker a decade ago

Kim Kelly: What Is the National Labor Relations Board and How Does It Affect Unions?

Though the NLRB keeps a lower profile than many other government agencies, it holds a great deal of power over the country’s workers and labor movement

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Cal Winslow: The 1970s: Decade of the Rank and File

The 1970s were a high-water mark for the US labor movement, with work stoppages, wildcat strikes, and sit-downs spreading up and down the country, involving workers in all industries

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Vincent Emanuele: Reviewing Kim Scipes’ Building Global Labor Solidarity

Workers in South Africa and the Philippines were able to accomplish the unimaginable under circumstances far worse than the ones we encounter in the U.S. For me, this is a source of great inspiration

Nicholas Stender: Chicago mayor orders teachers back to schools under threat of termination

The situation in Chicago continues to develop. CTU has notified members about the potential for a protest action on Jan. 8

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Tom Wetzel: “The Rank and File Strategy”: A Syndicalist View

Kim Moody’s writings on “the Rank and File Strategy” have gained a broad hearing within a variety of socialist groups, such as Democratic Socialists of America and smaller socialist groupings

C.M. Lewis: The Stunning Workers’ Victory in New Mexico That You Haven’t Heard About

New Mexico made it way easier for workers to form a union. Here’s what it means

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Hamilton Nolan: Dear Mackenzie: There’s One More Donation You Owe to the World

Unionize Amazon

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Matthew Cunningham-Cook: A Biden Administration Can Raise Wages and Give Workers More Power — If It Wants To

Joe Biden says, “I’m a union guy.” Even without Democratic control of the Senate, now’s his chance to prove it

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