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The Care Workers of Rural India Are Ready to Strike
More than a million Accredited Social Health Activists, all of whom are female, were on the front lines of rural India’s Covid response. Now they are fighting for higher pay and better working conditions.
April 5, 2022
The Real Numbers Behind the Labor Movement
For the first time in decades, we will know exactly how many strikes there are in a year.
March 14, 2022
These 20 Striking Detroit Baristas Could Lead a Union Revival
By asking the NLRB to force their employer to recognize the union without holding an election, they are striking a bold blow for industrial democracy.
March 8, 2022
Minneapolis Educators Strike for the Common Good
With public schools in limbo nationwide, the stakes couldn't be higher.
March 4, 2022
Listen to Bernie Sanders and End the Bosses’ Baseball Lockout
This is not a strike. The corporate greed needs to stop.
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February 25, 2022
Lockouts, Strikeouts, and Baseball’s Missed Opportunity
Learning from the 1890 Players League.
February 8, 2022
Journalist Mary Heaton Vorse Spent Decades on the Front Lines of Labor
The Progressive Era labor journalist, feminist, and war correspondent devoted her long and uncompromising career to giving poor and working people a voice.
February 4, 2022
Maida Springer Kemp Championed Workers’ Rights on a Global Scale
The Panamanian garment worker turned labor organizer, Pan-Africanist, and anti-colonial activist advocated for US and African workers amid a Cold War freeze.
February 1, 2022
The Militant Passion of Emma Tenayuca
Eighty-four years ago this week, this Mexican American labor organizer led one of the largest strikes in Texas history—and was arrested and blacklisted for her trouble.
January 28, 2022
Ah Quon McElrath and the Power of Multiracial Working-Class Solidarity
The Chinese Hawai’ian labor activist and social worker would ask, “Look, you are exploited, what are you going to do about it?”