Posts in: labor

A union carpenter’s story

October 2018

Retiree Patrick Burns says, “I’m not bored. My feet are on the ground” fighting for union democracy and women’s rights, and against racists and fascists.

Trump’s NAFTA publicity stunt

October 2018

While endlessly covering Trump’s false NAFTA-supplanting deal with Mexico at the end of August, the U.S. press avoided reporting on how very bad any free trade agreement is for the working class.

Amazon’s sweatshop culture

October 2018

Interviews with Somali warehouse employees in Minnesota and reports from factories in Europe reveal brutal conditions and angry workforces.

Labor Weather Report

August 2018

A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring in the class struggle, from South Carolina to China and Iran.

Supreme Court hands bosses big wins

August 2018

The Janus and Murphy Oil rulings threaten more than a century of hard-fought gains. The only recourse is militant action including strikes.

Labor Weather Report

June 2018

A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring in the class struggle. Sweeping strikes in France … First fast-food union forms in U.S. … Post-doctoral researchers organize.