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Labor Movement

Virginia Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators Votes to Unionize Richmond Schools

Teachers in Richmond, Virginia, have voted to unionize. Their victory could pave the way for other teachers’ unions to emerge in the South.

Left Voice

April 18, 2022

Move to Unionize Waitress Tour Could Rewrite How the Theater Industry Operates

Actors’ Equity Association is trying to unionize a workplace for the first time in 20 years. It’s one of the most progressive developments in theater in a long time, and has the potential to rewrite the way the industry operates.

Ezra Brain

April 15, 2022

New York Luxury Building Workers Rally and Authorize Strike

Luxury building workers and doormen from at least 3,000 buildings in New York City rallied on Wednesday and authorized a strike if they do not reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Sou Mi

April 15, 2022

‘We Can Defeat the Beast’: Amazon Labor Union Holds Press Conference

Over 20 Amazon workers and a crowd of journalists and leftists met on Friday afternoon in Staten Island, New York for a press conference led by the Amazon Labor Union. Workers know that united, they can defeat Amazon.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 12, 2022

Grassroots Unionism: Lessons from the Victory at Amazon

Amazon workers in Staten Island defeated one of the wealthiest and most anti-union corporations in the world. Their victory is a repudiation of the failed strategy of the labor bureaucracy and shows the power of real rank and file organizing.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 10, 2022

The Unbelievable Struggles of Queer Organizers Trying to Unionize an Ohio Starbucks

From rampant misgendering and denial of promised trans healthcare to hostile store management and callused corporate rebuffs, queer union organizers at one Cleveland Starbucks have their work cut out for them.

Mandy Shunnarah

April 7, 2022

Amazon Workers in France Wage Unprecedented Strike For Wage Increases

Fighting for wage increases that at least keep pace with inflation, workers at Amazon in France are expanding their strike across the country.

Gaëtan Gracia

April 7, 2022

Rank and File Educators at Temple University Issue Statement against Cops

Temple University recently allocated millions of dollars to the police in the name of campus security while departments go underfunded. Here, we reproduce a statement by rank-and-file educators against Temple's police budget.

Left Voice

April 6, 2022

Do Police Belong in Labor? A Panel Discussion

Join a discussion on Friday about the police and labor. Left Voice member Julia Wallace will speak about the need to get cops out of our unions.

Left Voice

April 5, 2022