Why Are Theater Workers Marching On Broadway?
Years of low wages, exploitation, and abuse have led theater workers to demand their unions, after having long ignored them, start protecting them. On Thursday, April 22, theater workers in New York City are marching on the national headquarters of the union to demand accountability and change.
Ezra BrainApril 21, 2021
Lessons of the 1934 Textile Strike: Their Relevance for Today
In the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of U.S. textile workers took advantage of new legislation and joined unions in an industry that had been facing economic hardship even before the Great Depression. Exploitative working conditions in the South led to one of the largest labor strikes in U.S. history --- one that suffered a bitter defeat. The story and its lessons deserve to be told.
Emma LeeApril 18, 2021
The Legacy of Mother Jones: Interview with an Alabama Coal Miner’s Wife
Left Voice speaks with the wife of a mine worker who is currently on strike for a better contract at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama.
Left VoiceApril 15, 2021
“This Strike’s Far From Over”: Interview With a Striking Miner In Alabama
Over a thousand coal miners are on strike in Alabama and have recently voted down a tentative agreement to end the dispute. Left Voice interviewed one of the miners about the situation on the ground and why they voted to continue the fight.
Left VoiceApril 10, 2021
“A Slap in the Face”: Striking Alabama Miners Push Back on Contract Settlement
On the sixth day of a strike of over 1,100 workers at the Warrior Met coal mines in Alabama, the union presented the rank and file with a tentative agreement from the company. The contract offers certain concessions, but does not address the central demands workers say they require before they come off the picket lines.
Madeleine FreemanApril 8, 2021
From the Picket Line: Alabama Coal Miners on Strike
Left Voice was on the ground in Alabama to report on and stand in solidarity with the more than 1,100 Warrior Met Coal Mine workers on strike. We spoke with many workers on the picket line about this struggle and the conditions they face at the mines.
Left VoiceApril 6, 2021
1,300 Steel Workers Go on Strike for a Better Contract
Over 1,000 steel workers are on strike across five states. This is part of a recent uptick in labor struggle across the United States.
Ezra BrainApril 5, 2021
1,100 Mine Workers in Alabama Are Going on Strike
After the failure of contract negotiations, 1,100 mineworkers in West Alabama with United Mine Workers are going on strike against Warrior Met Coal.
Sou MiApril 1, 2021
Workers in Bessemer Pay Amazon to Have a Facility in Their Town
Workers in Bessemer, Alabama are forced to pay a tax for Amazon’s BHM1 facility. A union could force the state to revoke the policy.
Sam CarlinerMarch 31, 2021
Tens of Thousands of Amazon Workers Went on Strike in Italy
Last Tuesday saw the biggest strike that Amazon has ever experienced in Europe, with thousands of workers participating. Here, we present an analysis by Italian socialists.
Giacomo TurciMarch 31, 2021