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Labor Movement

SEIU 721, Vote No! A Better Contract Is Possible

Union leaders of SEIU 721 have reached a deal with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. But there are big problems with the proposed agreement, and the rank and file should vote against it.

Left Voice

May 20, 2022

Workers and Labor Groups Stand Up for Abortion Rights

Workers turned out for abortion rights across the country on a national day of action. We need a large, organized labor movement in support of the fight for reproductive justice.

Left Voice

May 14, 2022

Healthcare Unions Must Take Up the Fight for Abortion Rights

Healthcare unions must take up the fight to make sure everyone has a right to free, safe, legal abortion on demand. Abortion is healthcare and healthcare is a human right.

Mike Pappas

May 12, 2022

55,000 SEIU Members May Strike in Los Angeles. This Is Why I Am Voting Yes.

SEIU Local 721 represents 95,000 members, roughly 55,000 of which — including social service workers, nurses, mental health care workers, clerks, librarians, custodians and more — work for the LA County. After a protest of thousands — the largest in the local’s history — the members are voting through May 5. Left Voice reporter Julia Wallace shares why it is so important for her SEIU union siblings to vote yes on this strike.

Julia Wallace

April 28, 2022

Round Two for the ALU: the Fight to Organize Amazon Continues

On Monday, 1,600 warehouse workers in Staten Island will vote on whether or not to form the second-ever Amazon union in the United States. In response, the company is using every dirty trick in the book to intimidate workers and undermine the vote.

James Dennis Hoff

April 24, 2022

LGBTQ+ Starbucks Workers Fight for Unions — and against All Discrimination

A new precarious generation is pushing for unions and labor rights, putting up a collective fight against all the inequalities that capitalism sustains. LGBTQ+ people have been an integral part of this process.

Pablo Herón

April 22, 2022

Poll Shows 75 Percent of Americans Support Unionizing Amazon Workers

A new poll shows that a supermajority of respondents, especially young people and people of color, support the unionization struggles of Amazon workers. This growing enthusiasm comes against the backdrop of the recent victory among Staten Island Amazon workers.

Maryam Alaniz

April 20, 2022

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

Belarus Rail Workers Sabotage Russia’s Attack on Ukraine: Building an Independent Position on the War

Russia’s siege of Kyiv has failed for now. Rail workers in Belarus are risking their lives by sabotaging Russian supply lines. Their example shows a way forward to building a working-class response to the war, one that is independent of both Russia and NATO.

Marius Rautenberg

April 6, 2022