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The General Strike No One Is Talking About
Three hundred Teamsters in the Seattle area are bringing the local construction industry to a standstill.
January 18, 2022
The Radical Vision of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes
Murdered by gangsters on a dictator’s orders in 1981, these pathbreaking Filipino labor organizers fought for union democracy.
January 7, 2022
Why Alabama Coal Miners Are Still on Strike
Greg Pilkerton has been fighting for better pay and working conditions for 10 months. He explains why he and his union comrades aren’t giving up.
December 27, 2021
How Workers Can Win in 2022
They need to create a crisis in order to turn this country around.
December 1, 2021
Do We Really Need a 24-Hour Economy?
Perhaps the pandemic has given us an opportunity to rethink which goods are so “critical” that we’re willing to let other people risk their lives to provide them for us.
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November 18, 2021
Only Democracy Can Save One of America’s Greatest Unions
We need strong unions more than ever, which means giving UAW members a real say in how their union is run.
November 11, 2021
John Deere Workers Remain on Strike and Reject Two-Tier Pay
Though the company offered raises and concession on health care and retirement, the union is standing firm. And so far, the public is behind them.
November 4, 2021
The Working Class Is on Strike
It’s time for Washington to have their backs.
October 20, 2021
On the John Deere Picket Line in Iowa With UAW Local 281
With $1.6 billion in profits just in the third quarter of this year, the company has ample time and money to squeeze striking workers—unless national unions step up their support.
August 30, 2021
The Biggest Uprising Since the Civil War Happened Here 100 Years Ago
The Battle of Blair Mountain saw thousands of miners battling cops’ machine guns—and enduring aerial bombardment. Yet today hardly anyone remembers a thing about it.