“I Want to Thank the Staff That Held the Line”: Interview with a Chicago Teacher
Earlier this month, teachers in Chicago voted to resume remote learning rather than return to unsafe working conditions. In response, Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot locked the teachers out of their classes and threatened to stop paying them. After a few days, the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted to suspend the teachers’ action and called them to in person classes. We spoke to a Chicago teacher about this struggle and what it means for educators across the country.
Left VoiceJanuary 17, 2022
The Jewish Museum in New York Joins the Fight for a Unionized Art World
The workers of this prestigious and historic institution have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a union election.
Sarah Frankie SigmanJanuary 12, 2022
Two Stores and Counting: Starbucks Unionization Wave Picks Up
Following the unionization of one Starbucks store in Buffalo, NY, over half a dozen stores around the U.S. have filed with the National Labor Relations Board for elections of their own.
Rose LemlichJanuary 11, 2022
Buffalo Starbucks Workers Strike over Unsafe Working Conditions
Workers at the recently-unionized Starbucks store in Buffalo, New York walked off the job last week, citing concerns over safety measures and staffing shortages. Against the backdrop of a ripple of Starbucks unionization drives in stores across the country and surging coronavirus cases, the Buffalo baristas’ collective action shows a path forward for workers to return to work on their own terms.
Madeleine FreemanJanuary 10, 2022
Student Workers of Columbia Reach Tentative Agreement
After more than two months on strike, the Student Workers of Columbia reached a tentative agreement for their union’s first contract with Columbia University.
Olivia WoodJanuary 8, 2022
“We Need to Stay Strong as a Union”: Interview with a Chicago Teacher
A Chicago teacher discusses this week’s vote to move to remote learning, and the backlash from Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Left VoiceJanuary 7, 2022
Workers at Video Game Company Activision Blizzard Lead Week-Long Work Stoppage
Workers at video gaming company Activision Blizzard entered a five-day work stoppage and are making moves to unionize. This worker action could have powerful effects for the industry.
Otto ForsDecember 12, 2021
One Down, 8,952 Starbucks to Go: Buffalo Baristas Make Unionizing History
Starbucks workers at a store in Buffalo, New York voted in favor of a union today, making them the first Starbucks workers to unionize in the United States. Two other stores in Buffalo are in the process of counting their votes.
Left VoiceDecember 9, 2021
It’s Time to Keep the Scabs Out of the Kellogg Plants
The rejection by Kellogg workers of a tentative agreement, which means they’ll continue the strike they began in early October, demands a response by the entire working class. It’s time to show what solidarity really means.
Scott CooperDecember 8, 2021