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Life and times of the legendary labor leader, assassinated 100 years ago.
Facebook cafeteria: union on the menu Over 560 people working in Facebook’s cafeterias celebrated Labor Day this year as new union members. In July, more than 500 food service employees at the online social media giant’s company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., unionized under the banner of UNITE HERE Local 19. They were soon joined… Read more »
Linda Averill Washington state is quickly becoming a major front in the war over workers’ rights. The Freedom Socialist Party, as part of the militant cross-union caucus Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS), is stepping up efforts to meet the challenge. OWLS is attracting seasoned unionists and young people new to organized labor through building… Read more »
On May 1, Freedom Socialist Party members will take part in the immigrant-led general strike and will march side by side with other workers and oppressed people determined to bring to birth a new and better world. And, through the month of May, FSP branches will be holding public events discussing how fighters for that… Read more »
“When our unions are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!” This was the chant from nearly a hundred activists greeting attendees at the Freedom Foundation’s swanky fundraising banquet Sept. 23 in Bellevue, Wash. Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) called the boisterous picket and sidewalk rally, which included a healthy Freedom… Read more »
School closures and teacher strikes are an almost daily occurrence, because public education is under siege. Drastic government underfunding has cut school programs, caused a severe teacher shortage, and jam-packed classrooms. Central to these developments is a group called Teach for America Corp (TFA), which over the last three decades has become a primary propagandist… Read more »
The class struggle in Mexico is at a fever pitch. Teachers are on the front lines of a massive struggle against neoliberal devastation by privatizations, union busting and rape of the environment. Resistance spans the hemisphere from Mexico to Guatemala and Argentina. Mexican educators have been fighting Pres. Enrique Peña Nieto’s anti-labor education reform ever… Read more »
France: Viva la strike wave! Militant strikes have swept across France since March. Students and teachers kicked off the months of demonstrations by denouncing their government’s proposed changes to the country’s strong labor laws. Striking workers have blockaded oil refineries and disrupted nuclear power plants. Half of France’s 10,000 gas stations were out of or… Read more »
Dicen que la Copa Mundial de la FIFA debe ser un espectáculo mundial. El campeonato cuatrienal de lo que algunos llaman futbol — y algunos llaman soccer — reúne a los representantes de las naciones de todo el mundo, proporcionando una experiencia cultural compartida por todos los rincones del globo. Incluso en los Estados Unidos,… Read more »