Biden, Congress, and the Squad Just Voted to Block a Rail Strike. Workers Should be the Ones Who Decide
The Biden administration called on Congress to undemocratically impose a contract on rail workers across the country and avert a nationwide rail strike. The deal has already passed the House with unanimous support from Democrats. This latest maneuver by a “proud pro-labor President” shows that there is no such thing: the state acts in favor of the bosses to protect their profits.
Madeleine FreemanNovember 30, 2022
Education Workers Have the Power to Win in Toronto
A rank-and-file educational worker who participated in the historic strike earlier this month in Toronto discusses how fellow workers can fight back against the Doug Ford administration and win their demands.
Martin ReillyNovember 20, 2022
New School Adjuncts Strike for Higher Wages Amid Ongoing Labor Struggles Across the US
1,300 adjuncts at the new school in NYC are on strike. This strike comes in the midst of other strikes across the country including at The University of California and Starbucks.
Jean FaberNovember 18, 2022
Historic Strike at The University of California Could Reshape the Terrain of Labor Struggles in Higher Education
Forty-eight thousand workers are on strike at the University of California — the largest higher-education strike in U.S. history. These young workers are demanding raises that allow them to afford rent and childcare in some of the most expensive locations in the country. A successful strike of this magnitude could fundamentally change the terrain of labor struggle in higher education, which has systematically exploited its most vulnerable workers.
Carolina FloresNovember 18, 2022
48,000 University of California Academic Workers Begin Historic Strike
On November 14, 48,000 academic workers across the University of California system began the largest higher education strike in history. Their fight could inspire higher education workers across the country.
Brian H. SilversteinNovember 15, 2022
Temple Grad Students Vote to Strike, and Temple’s Bosses Are Afraid
Temple University’s exploited graduate students have authorized a strike — so the bosses have ramped up their union busting. A Temple union teacher reflects on the struggle ahead.
Jason KoslowskiNovember 13, 2022
Canadian Education Workers Strike against Anti-Strike Law and Inflation — Labor Leaders Relent
55,000 education workers walked off the job in defiance of a bill that made striking illegal. Amid growing calls for a general strike, the labor leaders accepted a truce instead of relying on workers’ power in the streets.
Ben MarenlenskyNovember 8, 2022
A Strike Threat Won NYU Adjuncts a Massive Raise — We Must Prepare to Strike at CUNY
Adjunct faculty at NYU recently won major gains in their contract after threatening to strike. CUNY workers should follow in their footsteps.
Olivia WoodNovember 5, 2022
‘The Bed Bugs Were the Last Straw for Us’: Starbucks Workers at the NYC Roastery Strike against Unsafe Work Conditions
Workers at the Starbucks Roastery Reserve in New York City have been striking against unsafe work conditions, including a bed bug infestation in their break rooms and mold in their ice machines.
Sou MiOctober 30, 2022
Crisis in the UK Regime: From a Summer to a Winter of Discontent?
Facing deep political and economic turmoil, Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned after just 45 days in office. This new crisis comes as workers across the UK are preparing for a new wave of strikes against the rising cost of living.
Sou MiOctober 23, 2022