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Call For Submissions: Teaching Under the Delta Variant

Schools and universities across the United States have reopened for the fall for the second time in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We are asking for submissions from education workers and students on what this dangerous and ill-conceived reopening means to them. Send us your stories and testimonials at [email protected]

Left Voice

September 15, 2021

“We are not giving up.” Alabama Coal Miners Enter Sixth Month of Strike

A reflection on the strengths and contradictions of this historic strike by a journalist who covered the struggle from the first night of picket lines and from a distance.

Luigi Morris

September 10, 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

CUNY’s Reopening Plan Is a Disaster in the Making

As the City University of New York prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of students back to campus, workers say they don’t feel safe.

James Dennis Hoff

August 24, 2021

After Four Months on the Picket Line, Striking Oil Workers Are Still Going Strong

While United Metro Energy Corp. workers were picketing in front of the company gates, the union representatives undercut the strike by allowing trucks to continue to come and go.

Ioan Georg

August 11, 2021

Alabama Coal Miners Protest Outside BlackRock Office in New York

On Wednesday morning, UMWA coal miners picketed the Manhattan office of BlackRock to demand a better contract. These workers recognize that they put their lives on the line to keep society running while bosses collect the profits.

Otto Fors

July 29, 2021

Forced to Work 80 Hours a Week, Frito-Lay Factory Workers Are on Strike for Their Lives

As prices for basic consumer goods rise, corporations like PepsiCo, which owns Frito-Lay, are raking in billions while paying their employees poverty wages and investing almost nothing in additional production.

James Dennis Hoff

July 18, 2021

The NYC Hometown Heroes Parade Does Not Represent Essential Workers

The parade ignores the fact that many of the essential workers lauded as “heroes” with this parade worked throughout the pandemic without adequate resources, adequate pay, adequate protections, and adequate staffing.