Julia Conley: Nationwide Federal Order Bars Starbucks From Firing Workers for Union Activity
“Starbucks continues to violate the law in egregious ways, thus requiring a nationwide cease and desist order,” said the general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board.
Mel Packer: The Bend on the River Road from Homestead
A falling down, bullet-pocked sheet metal wall
Once erected to mark the edges of the
South Side Jones and Laughlin steel mill
Video: Abigail Disney | Dignity isn’t a privilege. It’s a worker’s right.
In this bold talk, activist and filmmaker Abigail Disney imagines a world where companies have a moral obligation to place their workers above shareholders, calling on Disney (and all corporations) to offer respect, dignity and a living wage to everyone who works for them.
At Biennial Meeting, American Association of University Professors Votes to Affiliate with American Federation of Teachers
Historic partnership will strengthen both organizations and advance American higher education.
Abby Zimet: The Ludlow Massacre
Last week marked the 108th anniversary of what Wallace Stegner called “one of the bleakest and blackest episodes of American labor history,” when armed thugs hired by John Rockefeller Jr. burned down … Continue reading →
Robert Gibb: Frances Perkins at the Homestead Post Office
Minimum wage, overtime, social security . . .
A storm of progress to the angel of history,
The debris of paradise scattered about
The aggrieved, beseeching crowds.
Video: There is Power in a Union by Joe Hill (with bio and lyrics)
From San Diego up to Maine,
In every mine and mill,
Where working-men defend their rights,
It’s there you find Joe Hill
Mike Schneider: A Hammer not a Mirror
A Discussion with Anne Feeney & Utah Phillips
Faiz Shakir: Democrats Must Commit Themselves to the Needs of Non-College Educated Workers
Workers without college degrees have suffered most from recent decades of neoliberal fetishization with globalization, unregulated open markets, and corporate-friendly free trade.
Rebecca Gordon: Guns, Germs and Smoke
UNITE-HERE! Canvassers take on Trump in Nevada.
Aviva Chomsky: Jobs, the Environment and a Planet in Crisis
Does organized labor actually support or oppose the Green New Deal? What about environmental organizations? If you’re not even sure how to answer such questions, you’re not alone.
Marc Jampole: The Left is Right to Support Increased Unionization
The pre-Kavanaugh Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCMEgave the rightwing a new victory in its long-term class war to destroy unions in the United States. In a 5-4 ruling, the … Continue reading →
Robert Gibb: Deskulling the Slag Pots
i. You’d see them in the railyard, Coupled and waiting in line To be topped off with that cargo Tapped from the blast furnaces: Magma they’d freight nightly Along … Continue reading →
Robert Reich: Why We’re All Becoming Independent Contractors
GM is worth around $60 billion, and has over 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits. Uber is estimated to be worth some … Continue reading →