Unions

A union carpenter’s story

October 2018

Retiree Patrick Burns has his “feet on the ground” fighting for union democracy, women’s rights, and more.

California unions strike in solidarity

June 2018

More than 53,000 union workers in the University of California were on strike from May 7-9 in the biggest labor action in UC’s history. Led by AFSCME 3299, the California Nurses Association and University and Technical Employees (UPTE-CWA) joined the line in sympathy strikes against the state’s largest employer. UC wants to implement a third… Read more »

All out against union busters

December 2017

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

A call to unionists: Stand together against far-right attacks on workers

January 2017

Across the world, the far right and neo-Nazis are not only active in the streets. They are entering parliamentary politics. In Australia, Pauline Hanson’s extreme-right One Nation Party (ONP) made a comeback after 20 years, winning four Senate seats in the 2016 federal election. ONP is now seriously preparing for state elections in Queensland, Western… Read more »

First female head of Australian Council of Trade Unions shakes things up

June 2017

Every trade unionist has been lectured by some union official that they can’t strike because “It’s illegal.” They must have been cheering when Sally McManus, newly elected head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), announced on national television that unions should break unjust laws. This declaration, not usually part of the lexicon of… Read more »