WV Teachers Show Us How to Fight the ‘Janus’ Attack
The Janus v. AFSCME case, now being argued in the Supreme Court, represents the latest of a series of attacks by the bosses on public sector unions. However, the strike led by the courageous teachers of West Virginia demonstrates that public employees can fight back — and win — even in the most adverse conditions.
Robert BelanoMarch 5, 2018
The Labor Movement is Dead. Long Live the Labor Movement
Kim Moody’s latest book, On New Terrain, analyzes the current economic and political landscape as well as its present history and draws conclusions about the future of socialist organizing.
James Dennis HoffMarch 1, 2018
Democracy and Action at the Hilton Hotel
Today negotiations have begun for the first contract at the Stamford Hilton. The union goes to the negotiation table with high spirits having built an organization that has not only maintained enthusiasm throughout the hotel, but has also politicized the workplace.
Ioan GeorgFebruary 20, 2018
Australian Unions Face $100 Million Suit After Docks Struggle
Just weeks before last Christmas, a Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) delegate was sacked from the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) facility in the Port of Melbourne. Unionists and community members responded with a nineteen day around the clock picket that stopped all container movements in and out of the VICT terminal. Now unions are being sued by the company for up to AU$100 million (US$75-80 million).
Sean RobertsonJanuary 25, 2018
CUNY Contract Struggle Could Fundamentally Transform the University
PSC-CUNY has called for a minimum salary of $7,000 per course for all faculty. Demands like this can lead to changes in the way universities are run, but the fight to win them lies in the hands of the union rank and file.
James Dennis HoffNovember 26, 2017
Hilton´s Bosses Launch Intimidation Campaign Against Unionists
More than one week into the drive for union recognition, the management of the Hilton Stamford Hotel has begun their campaign of intimidation and fear-mongering.
Ioan GeorgNovember 25, 2017
What Will It Take to Beat the Bosses at the Hilton Hotel?
On November 9 a 100-person delegation of housekeepers, cooks, servers, front-desk agents, and other workers occupied the Hilton's main lobby and demanded that the general manager recognize the union.
Thaddeus GreeneNovember 23, 2017