As Grade Deadlines Approach, Academic Workers Must Hold the Line and Expand Strikes
The end of the semester is a critical time for academic workers on strike. Part time faculty at The New School and student workers and postdocs at the University of California are fighting hard to hold the line against increasing attacks from their employers.
Olivia WoodDecember 8, 2022
The First Overdose Prevention Centers in US History Vote to Unionize
Workers at the nation’s first overdose prevention centers submitted their demand for voluntary union recognition. The workers are demanding better benefits and healthcare, along with greater control over workplace decisions. The harm reduction sector is joining the labor movement.
Left VoiceDecember 8, 2022
“Grueling Working Conditions and Low Wages”: A Testimonial from a UPS Warehouse Worker
Workers in UPS warehouses are among the most precarious workers in the logistics industry. As the 2023 Teamsters contract negotiations approaches, a UPS warehouse worker speaks out about his working conditions and calls for unity in struggle among UPS drivers and warehouse workers.
Nehuen LatifNovember 30, 2022
Workers Built Twitter — They Should Own It, Not Elon Musk
Corporations like Twitter cannot function without the workers who do the daily labor.
Kyle ThibodeauNovember 27, 2022
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 ReillyNovember 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. SilversteinNovember 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 VoiceNovember 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 KoslowskiNovember 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 VoiceNovember 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 WoodNovember 5, 2022