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Cops Out of Our Unions

Indiana Court Gives Cop a Get Out of Jail Free Card for Domestic Violence

A cop in Fort Wayne, Indiana confessed to choking his wife. He got no prison time.

Daniel Werst

March 2, 2021

Cop Union Backs Pepper Spraying Child in Rochester, NY

A 9-year-old Black girl was pepper sprayed by cops in Rochester, New York. Just another day’s work for the racist, brutal force that serves capitalism’s interests across the country.

M.K. Kumar

February 2, 2021

The Fight Against Cop “Unions”: An International Debate

As the United States was shaken by protests against racist police violence this year, many people came to understand the true nature of the cops' so-called “unions”: they defend murderers. Yet some socialists still think police should be unionized. We present here a debate with the LIT-CI.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 20, 2020

Cops Out of Our Unions: A Special Edition with Alex Vitale, Julia Wallace, and Jay Willis

Interviews with Alex Vitale, professor of sociology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and London Southbank University, author of several books, including The End of the Police. Julia Wallace, Black movement activist in Los Angeles, California and editor of Left Voice. Jay Willis, attorney and editor of The Appeal, an organization specializing in social investigative journalism

Left Voice

November 2, 2020

Philly Cops Murdered Walter Wallace Jr. Where Do We Go from Here?

The Philadelphia Police thugs murdered another Black man, Walter Wallace, Jr. on October 26. To build the power we need to fight back against police terror, we need to organize on the streets and at our workplaces.

Jason Koslowski

October 27, 2020

AFSCME Members Call on Union Leadership to Support the Movement for Black Lives and Demand a Cop-Free AFSCME

Rank-and-file members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) are demanding that the union and AFL-CIO disaffiliate from cop unions and support the Movement for Black Lives. This is their recent statement, pushing for a motion for a Cop-Free AFSCME.

Left Voice

September 1, 2020

The Po-Po Are a No-Go at SEIU Drop the Cops Town Hall

More than a hundred people from across the United States participated in the “SEIU Drop the Cops” virtual town hall. Panelists reported on organized labor’s struggle to kick out police and security guards and elaborated a list of broader anti-racist demands. Speakers called on the broader labor movement to take up the fight against police terror and revitalize the unions through democratic debate and mass, anti-racist struggle.

Ben Fredericks

August 31, 2020

NYPD Union Endorsed Donald Trump

The cops are with Trump. But Biden’s not their enemy.

Tatum Regan

August 19, 2020

Rank and File to SEIU: Drop the Cops!

Part of a growing national movement, rank and file SEIU members are calling on their union to disaffiliate from the police.

Left Voice

August 1, 2020