Labor

Chicago School Support Staff Win Deal to End Strike

October 29, 2019

The Chicago teachers strike has entered its ninth day. Support staff won’t cross picket lines even after reaching a deal to end their strike, says Jeffrey Howard, Executive Vice President at SEIU Local 73.

Union Organizer Takes On Neoliberal Fearmongering and Wins

October 28, 2019

Efforts to fight low wages and win health insurance for employees of a tax break-subsidized luxury hotel show how the mainstream media cultivates a false narrative that living wages are unaffordable.

Chicago Teachers Strike for Children’s Services and Affordable Housing

October 18, 2019

Teachers in Chicago aren’t just committed to fighting for higher wages. They say the city has the money to support its students and teachers outside of the classroom.

UAW workers on strike

UAW and GM Reach a Deal, But Will Autoworkers Support It?

October 18, 2019

Two former autoworker leaders examine how the militancy of rank and file union membership carried the current strike, how it could transform unions, and how this speaks to the larger struggle with capitalism.

GM Strike Continues for Fourth Week Despite Hardship for Autoworkers

October 11, 2019

A UAW union member and truck worker from Flint discuss the challenges of dismantling the two-tiered GM employment system and how workers are holding firm with community support.

Toronto Food Couriers Are Unionizing to Battle Gig Economy Conditions

October 4, 2019

Foodora couriers in Toronto are facing the same unstable, irregular conditions as other gig economy workers. They’re organizing a union to fight back.

Message to the Climate Strike Marchers in Detroit

September 26, 2019

Merge the strikes! Merge the tiers!

We are all for the Green New Deal!

Make Detroit the Arsenal for a Green Economy!

Ending Temp Workers Is at Center of Auto Workers Strike

Ending Temp Work Is at Center of Auto Workers Strike

September 20, 2019

Auto Worker Jessie Kelly talks about the oppression of being a temp worker, how it keeps workers impoverished & works to diminish unions.

Bernie Sanders' Union Platform Calls for Class Struggle

Bernie Sanders’ Union Platform Calls for Class Struggle

September 20, 2019

Union strikes are growing, as is voter support for unions. In this context, what does Sen. Bernie Sanders’ union platform mean?

Auto Workers Strike for Power and to Protect Workers

GM Auto Workers Strike for Power and to Protect Workers

September 16, 2019

Retired UAW Leader Frank Hammer talks about why the workers struck, what it means for the union movement, and what this battle means