labor movement

Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Public Sector Unions – Might Make Unions Stronger

June 27, 2018

Larry Cohen, chair of Our Revolution, argues that even though public sector unions will suffer economically from the Supreme Court’s Janus vs AFSCME decision, it has already caused them to mobilize and organize, making their members more militant and politicized

Iranian Workers Urge Labor Activists’ Release

November 27, 2017

Members of Iran’s labor movement are demanding the release of activists Mahmoud Salehi, who is reportedly close to death, and Reza Shahabi, from government detention

Low-Wage Workers Demand Better Wages and Working Conditions

October 14, 2017

The ‘National Workers Conference to Organize the Fightback’ met in Chicago Oct. 6-8, to share experiences and to launch a new solidarity network

Workers Must be in the Driver’s Seat to Combat Climate Crisis

October 1, 2017

The labor movement needs to provide a clear analysis of who is responsible for climate change, so that the powerful don’t take advantage of crises to blame “the other,” explains Sarita Gupta, the executive director of Jobs With Justice

Low Rate of Unionization in US Consequence of Deregulation

September 7, 2017

Bill Black points out that former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers’ recent plea for greater unionization contradicts his actions as a member of the Clinton and Obama administrations, when he promoted financial deregulation, increasing the power of capital

Unionization and Workers' Demands

September 4, 2017
The State Policy Network, a network of conservative thinktanks, has a state-by-state plan to ‘defund and defang’ public sector unions, reveals The Guardian newspaper. Larry Cohen, former president of CWA and Chair of Our Revolution says this will only strengthen the US oligarchy

The People's Summit 2017

June 15, 2017
Hillary Clinton failed to fight for workers while on Board of Wal-Mart, and continued resisting labor efforts into 2016 presidential campaign

Trade Unions and the Fate of the American Left

August 17, 2016

Adolph Reed Jr. tells Paul Jay that the labor movement is the only institution with the capacity that can amount to anything on the left of center in American politics

Egypt

June 10, 2014
Dina Makram-Edeib: The Egyptian elections and the facade of democracy in the mainstream media We Apologize For The Poor Sound Quality