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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

Canadian Aluminum Workers Launch Factory Occupation

Canadian Auto Workers Launch Rare Plant Occupation

September 16, 2019

In a rare move, hundreds of workers of the Nemak aluminum factory in Windsor, Canada, decided to occupy their factory when it was announced that it would close down soon. Pablo Vivanco reports

The Real News’ Union Signs First Contract

September 11, 2019

After 18 months of bargaining, the Real News Network’s staff union and management signed an agreement with the Communication Workers of America’s Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild!

UAW Member Solidarity will Overcome Corruption in the Leadership – Demand Good Contracts & Worker Justice

September 2, 2019

Seven years ago, UAW-GM VP Joe Ashton flew to Bogota, Colom- bia (S.A.) to meet with ex-GM workers who had formed an injured workers’ association, ASOTRECOL (pronounced Ah-so-treh-col). They were fired after being injured at work, and were denied work- ers’ comp. They were in the 1st year of their protest, living in a tent encampment across from the U.S. Embassy and were in the 22nd

Why Does Teen Vogue Need a Labor Column?

Why Does Teen Vogue Need a Labor Column?

September 2, 2019

Kim Kelly talks about writing about labor for glossy magazines, reporting on direct action, how unions should respond to the climate crisis, and why Labor Day is a scam

Bolivian Mine Workers Strike Against one of World's Largest Mining Corporations

Bolivian Mine Workers Strike Against one of World’s Largest Mining Corporations

August 23, 2019

The Japanese Sumitomo corporation runs one of the world’s largest zinc, copper, and lead mines in Bolivia, where it has been denying workers overtime pay, despite a court order to pay them. We talk to the mine workers’ union president, Henry Cayo

Airline Caterers Authorize Strike Action, Supported by Presidential Candidates

Airline Caterers Authorize Strike Action, Supported by Presidential Candidates

July 24, 2019

Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal, Sherrod Brown, and Mayor Bill DeBlasio, among others, all came out to the DC National Airport to express their support for airline food workers, who intend to strike for higher wages and health care

After 31 Years on the Job at $12 an Hour, Airport Workers Prepare to Strike

After 31 Years on the Job at $12 an Hour, Airport Workers Prepare to Strike

July 12, 2019

11,000 low wage workers across the country may strike for better pay and working conditions, if released by federal mediators

Longest Period Without Fed Minimum Wage Increase Since Law Enacted in 1938

Longest Period Without Fed Minimum Wage Increase Since Law Enacted in 1938

June 16, 2019

The federal minimum wage has not been raised in nearly 10 years and June 16 marks the longest period it has been fixed without a raise. As a result, its value has significantly diminished. IPS’s Josh Hoxie says if it were raised to $15/hr, almost 40 million workers would benefit