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Nationwide Strike Round-up: Steelworkers, Nurses, and Auto Workers

A round-up of actions across the United States by steelworkers, nurses, and auto workers striking for health care, wage increases, safe staffing, and better contracts.

Ernie Gotta

May 2, 2021

NYU Graduate Workers Continue Strike For Living Wages and Cops off Their Campus

After ten months without a contract, graduate workers at the largest private university in the United States are on strike for better wages, better benefits, and the eviction of the NYPD from their campuses.

James Dennis Hoff

April 30, 2021

The Pandemic Couldn’t Stop Us: Labor Struggle Is Back and Strong As Before

From auto manufacturing and coal mining, to healthcare and higher education, workers across the United States are striking in numbers not seen since before the pandemic.

James Dennis Hoff

April 27, 2021

3,000 Workers Are On Strike at the Largest Volvo Truck Manufacturing Plant in the World

Workers at the Mack and Volvo Truck of North America manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia --- which makes regional and long distance hauling vehicles for the entire country --- have been on strike for almost a week now and show no signs of backing down. 

James Dennis Hoff

April 23, 2021

Minnesota Workers Took on the National Guard to Defend Black Lives — We Need More Solidarity Like That

During protests against Daunte Wright’s murder, union members evicted the Minnesota National Guard from their union building. It was a glimpse of the power our unions have to stand in solidarity with Black struggle. 

Jason Koslowski

April 22, 2021

Why Are Theater Workers Marching On Broadway?

Years of low wages, exploitation, and abuse have led theater workers to demand their unions, after having long ignored them, start protecting them. On Thursday, April 22, theater workers in New York City are marching on the national headquarters of the union to demand accountability and change.

Ezra Brain

April 21, 2021

There is No Substitute for the Rank and File: Thoughts on Amazon Unionization

The Bessemer Amazon union was defeated by an almost 2-1 margin. This wasn’t just due to tactical mistakes. It’s due to a top-down, bureaucratic union model. To take on Amazon’s colossal strength, there is no substitute for the power of a combative rank-and-file movement.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 17, 2021

The Legacy of Mother Jones: Interview with an Alabama Coal Miner’s Wife

Left Voice speaks with the wife of a mine worker who is currently on strike for a better contract at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama.

Left Voice

April 15, 2021

“Its All Hush Hush Now”: Postmortem With a Bessemer Amazon Worker

Left Voice spoke with a Bessemer Amazon worker to discuss the defeat of the union and the possibilities going forward.

Left Voice

April 14, 2021