Stagehands Picket for Contract in New Haven, Connecticut
Stagehands working at a theater in New Haven, Connecticut, have been picketing to demand a new contract for a week. They work in jobs that have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Olivia WoodMarch 15, 2021
Workers Protest Layoffs at Sheraton Stamford Hotel
Workers at Sheraton Stamford Hotel were recently laid off after the hotel was sold. These workers are now protesting hotel owners who have offered them nothing in the middle of an economic crisis.
Ernie GottaOctober 29, 2020
Building Black Hawk Helicopters in a Pandemic
As the coronavirus crisis was heating up in mid-March, Connecticut workers representing over a dozen unions, as well as unemployed workers, formed the Connecticut Workers Crisis Response group. A Plan of Action was drawn up and hundreds of workers have signed up to their list of demands. One such worker is Vinny Caizzi, a machine repair technician at Sikorsky Aircraft, and here is what he has to say about the crisis and the workers’ response.
Ioan GeorgApril 18, 2020
Connecticut Workers Put Forward Plan of Action
Connecticut workers have come together and formed the Connecticut Workers Crisis Response committee. This group, made up of union and non-union workers and representing sectors as diverse as hospitality workers and teachers, grocery store workers and pilots, Teamsters and professors, have put forward a Plan of Action that could serve as a template for Crisis Response committees throughout the country.
Ioan GeorgApril 2, 2020
Interview with Professor Stacy Maddern, Critic of the Research Enterprise Education Model
Filmmaker and visual artist RJ LaRussa sat down with Professor Stacy Maddern PhD to discuss his recent dissertation, the future of higher education under capitalism, and the prospects of social change within the current pedagogical structure.
RJ LaRussaNovember 30, 2018
Sick of Working “Like Donkeys,” Hilton Workers Fight for A Union
Stamford, Connecticut. Today, workers at Hilton Hotel visited the manager’s office to deliver a cake decorated with the words, “Felicidades Union 217” (Congratulations Union 217), celebrating their petition for a union. The general manager, said to have hidden in the back, wasn’t there to receive the sweet gift. Yesterday, over a hundred Hilton workers and […]
Ioan GeorgNovember 14, 2017