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Labor strikes news and analysis from The Nation
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?”
January 21, 2022
Concrete Actions Toward Worker Power
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.
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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.
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.