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Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

September 19, 2018

Chicago’s UNITE HERE union is engaged in one of the largest labor actions in the city in decades, for a new contract for service workers at 30 hotels, with simultaneous strikes at 26 of these. We speak to the Local 1 strike captain    

Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making

September 5, 2018

LA teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, should contract negotiations fail. Each side accusing the other of illegal tactics. However, teachers say this is not mainly about wages, but about improving children’s education. Jane McAlevey explains

Unions in America

January 26, 2014
Jennifer Klein: Despite the legal precedent which established a union’s right to require new employees to pay a fair share, it’s alarming that SCOTUS would even take up such a case

How the Working Class Can Fight Corporate Giants

December 3, 2013
Leo Panitch: In light of increasing low-wage worker protests, organized labor needs to shift its focus to class unionism, which encourages worker solidarity across industries

Wisconsin Recall

November 18, 2013
Wisconsin Republicans make a push to limit terms of recalls, after Republican Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election last year.

Most Greeks Look to Left for Solutions, but Far Right Gaining Strength

October 19, 2012
Costas Lapavitsas: Merkel’s visit to Greece shows Eurozone leadership don’t want to push Greece out, but situation is explosive as people are furious at austerity measures