Tag: Unions

“By Solidarity We Triumph”: The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

95 years ago, Pullman porters came together to form a union. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters won union recognition and a contract in a decade-long struggle. Their fight wasn’t just against the Pullman Car Company, but also against racism within the labor movement.

Tenants’ Unions Escalate Protests as NY Extends Eviction Moratorium

Tenants’ unions across Brooklyn banded together for three days to fight for the cancellation of rent and an eviction moratorium. In a small win, New York City has postponed legal eviction until September. The power of the people and direct action, yet again, has succeeded in pushing back against the landlord class. 

SEIU Should Actually Strike for Black Lives

On July 20, unions and their members from around the country signed on to participate in the “Strike for Black Lives” led by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). In theory, this is a great step forward, but as a member of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), which is part of SEIU, I have to ask, is SEIU prepared to actually strike?

Why and How SEIU Members Are Calling on Our Union to Expel Cops

The recent uprisings against the police have compelled workers to take a look at their own associations with cops through union membership. Rank-and-file members of SEIU have begun a campaign to Drop the Cops in order to kick cops out of their union.

“By Solidarity We Triumph”: The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

95 years ago, Pullman porters came together to form a union. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters won union recognition and a contract in a decade-long struggle. Their fight wasn’t just against the Pullman Car Company, but also against racism within the labor movement.

Tenants’ Unions Escalate Protests as NY Extends Eviction Moratorium

Tenants’ unions across Brooklyn banded together for three days to fight for the cancellation of rent and an eviction moratorium. In a small win, New York City has postponed legal eviction until September. The power of the people and direct action, yet again, has succeeded in pushing back against the landlord class. 

SEIU Should Actually Strike for Black Lives

On July 20, unions and their members from around the country signed on to participate in the “Strike for Black Lives” led by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). In theory, this is a great step forward, but as a member of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), which is part of SEIU, I have to ask, is SEIU prepared to actually strike?

Why and How SEIU Members Are Calling on Our Union to Expel Cops

The recent uprisings against the police have compelled workers to take a look at their own associations with cops through union membership. Rank-and-file members of SEIU have begun a campaign to Drop the Cops in order to kick cops out of their union.