Posts in: labor

Labor Weather Report for April 2018

April 2018

A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring the class struggle. LA Times reporters unionize … Alvin Ailey Dancers demand equity … Algerian general strike in Algeria

Labor Weather Report for February 2018

February 2018

A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring in the class struggle.
School workers triumph … Kazakhstan miners strike … Chilean auto union wins

Letters to the editor – February 2018

February 2018

Readers respond to … The meeting of the Committee for International Revolutionary Regroupment; anti-Nazi fightback; tribute to Frank Little; and more.

Pay equity: back-to-back wins for women athletes

June 2017

Ice hockey’s U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) beat their governing body, USA Hockey, in March and took women’s fight for living wages a huge step forward. Long notoriously underpaid, hockey’s women players were expected to keep winning world medals while working for about $1,000 per month, for 6 months, only in Olympic years, and on… Read more »

Labor Weather Report for June 2017

June 2017

May 2017 — Autoworkers fight for contract. Seventy percent of Volkswagen-Chattanooga workers in Tennessee voted to join United Auto Workers over a year ago. Yet the automaker still defies U.S. government orders to negotiate a contract. Unionists from seven other countries visited to show support for Local 42’s anger at unsafe working conditions, constant shift… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor — June 2017

June 2017

AUTOMATION Question on the future I read with great interest Muffy Sunde’s succinct and informative piece “Rise of the robots: Disappearing jobs” [Vol. 38, No. 2]. I’m glad to see the Freedom Socialist tackling the subject of automation, as it’s one that has intrigued and troubled me for some time. One related question that I’d… Read more »