Temple University Rank and Filers Release Palestine Solidarity Statement
Rank and filers at Temple University in Philly are demanding their union local and national fight to end all support for Israel and join the cause of Palestinian workers.
Jason KoslowskiAugust 3, 2021
States Are Attacking the Teaching of Racism. Where Are the Teachers Unions?
Republicans are trying to stop teachers from teaching the true, racist history of the United States. But our union leaders won’t take a real stand. To fight back, we’ll need to organize in our unions to take action — from the bottom up.
Jason KoslowskiJune 24, 2021
Workers at Oxford University Press Announce Unionization Effort
Workers at the New York branch of the largest university press in the world are forming a union to fight for better working conditions in their workplace and across the industry.
Left VoiceJune 23, 2021
“I’ll Never Cross a Picket Line”: Interview with an Alabama Coal Miner
An interview with a striking coal miner in Brookwood, Alabama gives us a glimpse into Warrior Met’s stalling negotiation tactics, the conditions at the picket line, and the solidarity that is keeping the strike alive.
Left VoiceMay 13, 2021
Graduate Workers of Columbia Reject Tentative Agreement in Historic Vote
The Graduate Workers of Columbia are the first graduate student union ever to reject a tentative agreement with their university. Student workers at other universities should take lessons from the successes of the strong fighting stance they have taken against the wishes of the union bureaucracy.
Olivia WoodMay 4, 2021
NYU Graduate Workers Continue Strike For Living Wages and Cops off Their Campus
After ten months without a contract, graduate workers at the largest private university in the United States are on strike for better wages, better benefits, and the eviction of the NYPD from their campuses.
James Dennis HoffApril 30, 2021
The Pandemic Couldn’t Stop Us: Labor Struggle Is Back and Strong As Before
From auto manufacturing and coal mining, to healthcare and higher education, workers across the United States are striking in numbers not seen since before the pandemic.
James Dennis HoffApril 27, 2021
3,000 Workers Are On Strike at the Largest Volvo Truck Manufacturing Plant in the World
Workers at the Mack and Volvo Truck of North America manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia --- which makes regional and long distance hauling vehicles for the entire country --- have been on strike for almost a week now and show no signs of backing down.
James Dennis HoffApril 23, 2021
Minnesota Workers Took on the National Guard to Defend Black Lives — We Need More Solidarity Like That
During protests against Daunte Wright’s murder, union members evicted the Minnesota National Guard from their union building. It was a glimpse of the power our unions have to stand in solidarity with Black struggle.
Jason KoslowskiApril 22, 2021
There is No Substitute for the Rank and File: Thoughts on Amazon Unionization
The Bessemer Amazon union was defeated by an almost 2-1 margin. This wasn’t just due to tactical mistakes. It’s due to a top-down, bureaucratic union model. To take on Amazon’s colossal strength, there is no substitute for the power of a combative rank-and-file movement.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 17, 2021