“We Need to Take Back Our Union”: An IATSE Worker on Organizing for Change
A retired member of IATSE Local 80 describes the transformative process of organizing for union democracy in the wake of a disappointing contract fight.
Left VoiceNovember 23, 2021
1,000 West Virginia Hospital Workers Are Going on Strike Today
Hospital workers in West Virginia are set to join the more than 20,000 U.S. workers currently on strike.
Mike ElkNovember 3, 2021
Taxi Drivers Are on Hunger Strike for Their Lives
Taxi drivers organized with the New York City Taxi Workers’ Alliance (NYTWA) have been protesting outside City Hall for 43 days. Twelve days ago they started a hunger strike.
Carmin MaffeaOctober 31, 2021
Kellogg Strike in Battle Creek, Michigan: A Report from the Picket Line
Kellogg’s workers at the company’s flagship facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, have been on strike since early October against the greedy multinational’s two-tier system and exploitative working conditions. Left Voice supporters from Detroit paid a solidarity visit to the picket line.
Adam MalinowskiOctober 28, 2021
Amazon Workers in Staten Island Have Taken the First Step Toward a Union
After six months of organizing, Amazon workers in Staten Island have submitted a petition for a union election. Amazon is already fighting the request.
Luigi MorrisOctober 27, 2021
Philly Transport Workers Prepare to Strike. So Should Every Philly Union.
During the pandemic, while bus drivers and train and trolley operators were getting sick and dying, they were called heroes. Now, the bosses are demanding major concessions from transport workers in Philly. In response, their union voted unanimously to strike. It will take more to build real worker power in the city.
Jason KoslowskiOctober 24, 2021
IATSE Member Halyna Hutchins’s Death Is Not Just a Tragic Accident. It’s a Labor Issue
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot yesterday by a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin. Earlier that day, the film’s camera crew resigned over concerns about gun safety, among others.
Ezra BrainOctober 22, 2021
IATSE Workers Deserve Democracy
Two worker-organizers in the tech industry explain the undemocratic nature of the IATSE contract ratification process, and what real union democracy would look like.
Morgan BarrowsOctober 21, 2021
Bosses Are Using Scabs to Break “Striketober”
Bosses need strikebreakers to keep their profits flowing. To stop scabs, rank and filers need to organize across unions, and stop allying with Democrats.
Jason KoslowskiOctober 21, 2021
Striking Workers Reveal the Big Lie Behind “Family-Friendly” Kellogg Company
Kellogg claims, in ad after ad, to care about kids and their families. But the company’s actions show it couldn't care less — just like capitalism as a system does not care about working families.
Mike PappasOctober 20, 2021