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Labor Movement

Germany: The Port Strike and the Fight Against Inflation Pose the Question of Strategy

Striking dockworkers at ports in northern Germany are spearheading the fight against inflation. What strategy is needed to lead them to victory? The answer resonates with impending battles in the United States.

Stefan Schneider

July 31, 2022

Healthcare Profits: Montefiore Hospital Closes Bronx Center while Opening Boutique Clinic in Manhattan

Montefiore Hospital System is set to close a primary care center in the Bronx and open a boutique clinic in Manhattan, and healthcare workers are fighting back. We need a healthcare system controlled by workers and patients — not bosses.

Mike Pappas

July 28, 2022

Petition to Stop Closure of Family Health Center: Displacement and Discrimination at Montefiore

The Montefiore hospital system recently announced it plans to close its Family Health Center located at 1 Fordham Plaza. Below we are republishing a statement written by those organizing against this plan.

Left Voice

July 28, 2022

Over 150 People at a Rally to Demand Starbucks on Reinstate Austin

On Friday, July 22, a rally was organized against Starbucks union busting in front of the Starbucks at Ditmars Blvd and 31st Street in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. People rallied to reinstate Austin, who was unjustly fired and against all firings of unionizing workers.

Luigi Morris

July 26, 2022

Boston Starbucks Workers Go on Strike Against Union-Busting and Bigotry

Workers at the newly unionized Starbucks store on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts are on strike indefinitely to protest the company’s union-busting and harassment, and intimidation from their manager.

Madeleine Freeman

July 21, 2022

Chipotle Closes First Unionized Store, but Organization Momentum Continues

Last month, workers at an Augusta, Maine Chipotle store formed the first ever Chipotle union in the United States. On Tuesday, the company closed the store and laid-off all of the workers.

James Dennis Hoff

July 20, 2022

‘Labor Rights are Reproductive Rights’: Interview with Guttmacher Institute’s Fired Organizer

Left Voice interviewed Sam Heyne, a union organizer recently fired from the Guttmacher Institute. Only a few weeks after the Dobbs decision, workers at one of the most important research nonprofits for reproductive rights successfully voted to unionize. An hour later, Heyne was fired in a blatant attack against the union.

Left Voice

July 19, 2022

What Is Class Struggle Unionism?

Joe Burns’ new Class Struggle Unionism comes at a key time. That’s because the long-slumbering union movement looks like it could be starting to stir again.

Jason Koslowski

July 17, 2022

How Universities Are Taught to Union-Bust: An Undercover Report

Two weeks ago, a reader of Left Voice who works in higher education attended a webinar hosted by the union-busting law firm Jackson-Lewis entitled “Baristas, Ballers, and TAs: Could Unions Be Coming to Campus This Fall?”. They have submitted this undercover report in order to share the tactics university administrators are being told to use in order to prevent unionization.

Left Voice

July 15, 2022