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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

Rank and File Educators at Temple University Issue Statement against Cops

Temple University recently allocated millions of dollars to the police in the name of campus security while departments go underfunded. Here, we reproduce a statement by rank-and-file educators against Temple's police budget.

Left Voice

April 6, 2022

Staten Island Amazon Workers Pull into the Lead, While Bessemer Re-Vote Is Too Close to Call

New York Amazon warehouse workers are ahead by hundreds of votes in favor of forming a union, while in Alabama the election is too close to call. The efforts reflect the momentum for organizing within Amazon’s vast network of warehouses.

Luis Feliz Leon

April 1, 2022

Interview: Starbucks Workers in Astoria, Queens Join Unionization Push

Left Voice interviews two Starbucks workers who recently filed for a union at their store on Astoria Blvd in New York City. This is part of a wave of one hundred and forty stores in twenty six states petitioning for union elections. You can follow and support Astoria Starbucks workers on Twitter or Instagram at @astoriablvdsbx.

Left Voice

March 27, 2022

Disney Workers Walk Out To Protest Complicity in “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Disney workers are staging walkouts to protest the company’s refusal to condemn Florida’s recently-passed anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

Ezra Brain

March 22, 2022

Italian Airport Workers Stop Arms Shipment to Ukraine Under Guise of “Humanitarian Aid”

In Italy, workers discovered that weapons were being shipped to Ukraine under the pretense of sending “humanitarian aid” and have refused to hand them over. Their example should serve as a model for all workers on how to take action against the war.

Simon Zinnstein

March 17, 2022