Posts in: labor

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 »

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 »

All out against union busters

December 2017

Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) takes on the misnamed Freedom Foundation.

Labor Beat

October 2017

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 »

Fighting for labor in the Trump Era

February 2017

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 »