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Labor Movement

Education Workers Have the Power to Win in Toronto

A rank-and-file educational worker who participated in the historic strike earlier this month in Toronto discusses how fellow workers can fight back against the Doug Ford administration and win their demands.

Martin Reilly

November 20, 2022

48,000 University of California Academic Workers Begin Historic Strike

On November 14, 48,000 academic workers across the University of California system began the largest higher education strike in history. Their fight could inspire higher education workers across the country.

Brian H. Silverstein

November 15, 2022

Judge Upholds Firing of UPS Activist for Union Rally In Major Attack on Workers’ Rights and Free Speech

Late last month, in a major blow to workers’ rights and free speech, a judge at an arbitration panel upheld the discharge of UPS driver Ben Douglass. His crime? Speaking out against management retaliation at a rally outside his facility.

Left Voice

November 14, 2022

Temple Grad Students Vote to Strike, and Temple’s Bosses Are Afraid

Temple University’s exploited graduate students have authorized a strike — so the bosses have ramped up their union busting. A Temple union teacher reflects on the struggle ahead.

Jason Koslowski

November 13, 2022

Montefiore Physician Residents in the Bronx Announce Supermajority of Votes to Unionize

Montefiore physician residents reached 70 percent of votes to unionize with the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR). They denounced a chronically understaffed hospital and working conditions that do not allow them to provide the best medical care. It’s time to listen to the frontline workers and put patient care over profits.

Left Voice

November 10, 2022

A Strike Threat Won NYU Adjuncts a Massive Raise — We Must Prepare to Strike at CUNY

Adjunct faculty at NYU recently won major gains in their contract after threatening to strike. CUNY workers should follow in their footsteps.

Olivia Wood

November 5, 2022

‘The Bed Bugs Were the Last Straw for Us’: Starbucks Workers at the NYC Roastery Strike against Unsafe Work Conditions

Workers at the Starbucks Roastery Reserve in New York City have been striking against unsafe work conditions, including a bed bug infestation in their break rooms and mold in their ice machines.

Sou Mi

October 30, 2022

The Insidiousness of Iowa’s Chapter 20 Anti-Union Labor Law

A union member from Iowa explains how labor law in his state drains public sector unions of their resources and energy by forcing them to vote on unionization all over again every two years.

Graduate Unions Lead the Way in National Reproductive Rights Walkouts

Students from schools across the United States are leading a Day of Action today to fight for the rights to safe, legal, and accessible abortion, gender affirming care, comprehensive sex education, and free contraception. They show the power of a labor movement that fights for workplace demands hand in hand with the defense against oppression.

Olivia Wood

October 6, 2022