Labor Movement

Dispatches from the Amazon Warehouse in Bessemer 

The unionization efforts at Bessemer are bigger than just Amazon. In this dispatch from the ground, Uber drivers, healthcare workers, and young Birmingham residents stand in solidarity.

Solidarity Means All Out for Bessemer

The unionization effort by Amazon workers in Bessemer Alabama is a historic opportunity that demands the support of the entire class. 

The photo shows signs supporting the Teamsters struggle, on a main road near the bottling plant.

Teamsters Strike Detroit-Area Bottling Plant

Teamsters at a 7-Up bottling plant in the Detroit suburbs have been on strike since March 10, demanding the bosses return to the negotiating table as they confront racist goons who’ve attacked picketers.

The Pros and Cons of the PRO Act

The PRO Act has been almost universally hailed as the most ambitious labor legislation in decades, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. 

What Are Unions and Why Do They Matter?

With unions making headlines in the last few months, it’s crucial to reflect on what unions are, where their power comes from, and what possibilities they hold.

New Haven Bus Drivers Stage Sickout to Demand Vaccines

Despite interacting with hundreds of people each day, New Haven bus drivers have not been prioritized to get vaccinated. This week, workers organized a wildcat sickout to protest vaccine distribution.