Graduate Workers of Columbia Reject Tentative Agreement in Historic Vote
The Graduate Workers of Columbia are the first graduate student union ever to reject a tentative agreement with their university. Student workers at other universities should take lessons from the successes of the strong fighting stance they have taken against the wishes of the union bureaucracy.
Olivia WoodMay 4, 2021
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 GottaMay 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 HoffApril 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 HoffApril 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 HoffApril 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 KoslowskiApril 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 BrainApril 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 CozzarelliApril 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 VoiceApril 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 VoiceApril 14, 2021