Polarization, Economic Crisis, and Class Struggle: The Contradictions of the Political Moment
From the resurgence of the Democratic party to the advance of the Right to the potential of Generation U, it is evident that we are in a moment of instability and heightened polarization in the midst of a burgeoning economic crisis and rising labor movement. The Left must take the opportunities presented by the current moment and turn them into advances for our movement.
Ezra BrainSeptember 18, 2022
Starbucks Workers: Invest in Solidarity, Not Profits!
At the heart of the Starbucks corporation in Seattle, workers for the company protested work conditions and the retaliation which has become standard practice at stores with union campaigns.
Steve LeighSeptember 14, 2022
Workers Speak Out as UPS Continues Retaliation against Union Activists
Around 100 UPS Teamsters, activists from other unions, and community supporters rallied Thursday morning outside UPS’s Metro Queens facility to demand the immediate and unconditional reinstatement of Ben Douglass and Rob Becker, both drivers and alternate shop stewards in New York State.
bit penguinSeptember 5, 2022
Fighting for Union Recognition and Quality Care: An Interview with a Madison, WI Nurse
Left Voice member and NYC healthcare worker Mike Pappas interviews a nurse from Madison, Wisconsin about his and his coworkers’ lengthy fight for union recognition. Nurses are currently preparing for a potential strike if the hospital continues to deny recognizing their union.
Left VoiceAugust 31, 2022
Strike at UK’s Largest Port for Higher Wages to Fight Inflation
On Sunday, August 21, dockworkers in Felixstowe — the largest container port in the United Kingdom — began eight days of strike action, demanding wage increases that truly fight inflation. They’re joining the wave of strikes in Britain during what has been called the “summer of discontent.”
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaAugust 23, 2022
Biden’s NLRB Forces Alabama Coal Miners to Pay $13 Million in Damages for Strike
The NLRB is imposing a $13 million fine on the UMWA coal miners’ union over a protracted strike in central Alabama. Not just a fine, in fact, but monetary restitution to the company that the strikers are fighting. What explains this profoundly anti-labor decision?
Daniel WerstAugust 18, 2022
UPS Teamsters Take Up the Fight for Abortion Rights
The Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling is ushering in a historic attack on women, people who could give birth and the broader working class. But Teamsters are speaking out for reproductive rights and demanding our union take up this vital issue.
Thaddeus GreeneAugust 17, 2022
‘A United Labor Movement Can Stop the Far Right’: An Interview with Warren Montag
Warren Montag discusses the rise of the U.S. Far Right, and how the labor movement can help create a unified force capable of stopping it.
Left VoiceJuly 29, 2022
Lufthansa Strike in Germany Brings Air Traffic to a Standstill
A one-day warning strike at German airports has demonstrated the power of the workers. Now it’s time to extend the struggle.
Marco HelmbrechtJuly 28, 2022