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Rose Lemlich

The New York Times Tech Guild Wins Union Vote

New York Times tech workers have won their NLRB vote, forming the largest tech union in the United States (so far).

Rose Lemlich

March 3, 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 Lemlich

January 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 Lemlich

January 11, 2022

IATSE Workers Deserve Democracy

Two worker-organizers in the tech industry explain the undemocratic nature of the IATSE contract ratification process, and what real union democracy would look like.

Rose Lemlich

October 21, 2021

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 Lemlich

August 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 Lemlich

August 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 Lemlich

August 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 Lemlich

August 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 Lemlich

May 28, 2021

The First 100 Days after the Revolution

In a work of “aspirational fiction,” a teacher in Wheeling, West Virginia, in the year 2031, looks back at the socialist revolution in the United States.

Rose Lemlich

February 7, 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 Lemlich

January 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 Lemlich

January 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 Lemlich

January 7, 2021