The UAW Has Called for a Ceasefire. It’s Time for All of Labor to Stand Up.
The UAW International union has joined calls for a ceasefire and is exploring how to divest from Israel. This is a step which should inspire union activists to take up the fight to bring their union into the fight against Israel's attack on Gaza and the struggle against imperialism.
Rose LemlichDecember 2, 2023
Tech Layoffs Are About Punishing Workers and Driving Down Wages
Members of the Alphabet Workers’ Union held a rally outside Google’s offices in Manhattan to protest Google’s laying off 12,000 workers. This action comes as tech workers face massive layoffs and tech executives take advantage of a tumultuous economic climate to diminish workers’ power.
Rose LemlichFebruary 10, 2023
Workers Built Twitter — They Should Own It, Not Elon Musk
Corporations like Twitter cannot function without the workers who do the daily labor.
Rose LemlichNovember 27, 2022
What Student Activists Walking Out Over Covid Safety Can Learn From Student Movements Around the World
There is a long international history of student strikes. The recent student movements in Chile, Brazil, and elsewhere can offer ideas and inspiration to the thousands of K-12 students organizing school walkouts to demand remote learning and other safety protocols during the current Covid wave.
Rose LemlichJanuary 22, 2022
Two Stores and Counting: Starbucks Unionization Wave Picks Up
Following the unionization of one Starbucks store in Buffalo, NY, over half a dozen stores around the U.S. have filed with the National Labor Relations Board for elections of their own.
Rose LemlichJanuary 11, 2022
New York Times Tech Guild Walks Out, Into an Historic Fight
The workers of the New York Times Tech Guild are fighting their bosses’ attempts to divide their bargaining unit. The future of organizing in the tech industry is dependent on what happens here in the next few months.
Rose LemlichAugust 30, 2021
Nabisco Workers Face Pay Cuts While the Company Doubles Its Profits
After working mandatory overtime during the pandemic, including 16-hour shifts and seven-day weeks, Nabisco workers in five states are striking in protest of their bosses’ attempts to cut their pay and healthcare, and divide their union.
Rose LemlichAugust 26, 2021
U.S. Military Left behind Biometric Tracking Technology. The Taliban Is Already Using It to Track Afghans
The U.S. military helped design and build technology to identify Afghan civilians and collaborators who worked with the fallen government, U.S. forces, or NGOs. With the U.S. withdrawal and fall of the government, the Taliban has these data now.
Rose LemlichAugust 17, 2021
Ilhan Omar and Jamal Bowman Vote Yes for More Military Aid to Israel
Only two months after committing war crimes, Israel can expect billions of dollars in military aid from Congress. The bill was passed with almost all of the Democrats in the House voting yes.
Rose LemlichAugust 6, 2021
Tech Workers in the U.S. Speak Out at Their Workplaces in Solidarity with Palestine
For the first time, workers at three big tech companies based in the U.S. released open letters to management in solidarity with Palestinian struggle. Workers are also speaking out against the relationship between the tech industry and the Israeli government.
Rose LemlichMay 28, 2021
In the Final Hours of His Term, Trump Pardons Former Aides and Other Capitalist Criminals
Donald Trump issued a list of pardons and commutations in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. It’s mostly a rogue’s gallery of right-wing former aides and capitalist financiers and politicians who have enriched themselves through scams, fraud, and assaults on democracy.
Rose LemlichJanuary 20, 2021
A Tech Worker Explains Why the Industry Won’t Save Us, but Workers Can
Several major tech companies moved late last week to remove Donald Trump and some of his followers from their platforms. But we cannot trust capitalists to fight the Right --- only workers can be depended on to protect the interests of the working class.
Rose LemlichJanuary 12, 2021
Google’s New Union Is a Historic Moment for Labor
Workers at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, publicly launched a “minority union” this week. They remind us that the power of the working class is not given to us by the state — an organized faction of tech workers can now disrupt commerce and make demands, whether or not the National Labor Relations Board says they can.
Rose LemlichJanuary 7, 2021