Tag: Unions

“Right-to-Work” Laws Are an Assault on Union Organizing

The closed shop is a powerful weapon of the working class. This week, legislatures in Montana and Colorado defeated efforts to turn their states into anti-union right-to-work states like Alabama, where Amazon workers in Bessemer are fighting to form a union.

Amazon workers stand in high-visibility jackets getting ready to vote to join the union.

If You Marched in Black Lives Matter, Support Unionizing Amazon

Black Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama were inspired by last summer’s anti-racist uprising to fight for a union. They need active support and solidarity from every single person who fights for a world where Black Lives Matter.

Unions in the Biden Era

The Capitol riot showed the threat of an emboldened Far Right. At the same time, however, it allowed Joe Biden’s new government to present itself as a “defender of democracy.” It is urgent for the working class to fight not only against the Right, but also against Biden’s neoliberal and racist policies, and unions will be a key part of that struggle. 

Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement to Reopen Schools

On Tuesday, Chicago teachers narrowly voted to approve a proposal from the CPS that would have them return to their classrooms over the next several weeks. Though much better than the original reopening plan, even the union leadership admits it is imperfect. A real victory can only come from the organized rank and file. 

“Right-to-Work” Laws Are an Assault on Union Organizing

The closed shop is a powerful weapon of the working class. This week, legislatures in Montana and Colorado defeated efforts to turn their states into anti-union right-to-work states like Alabama, where Amazon workers in Bessemer are fighting to form a union.

Amazon workers stand in high-visibility jackets getting ready to vote to join the union.

If You Marched in Black Lives Matter, Support Unionizing Amazon

Black Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama were inspired by last summer’s anti-racist uprising to fight for a union. They need active support and solidarity from every single person who fights for a world where Black Lives Matter.

Unions in the Biden Era

The Capitol riot showed the threat of an emboldened Far Right. At the same time, however, it allowed Joe Biden’s new government to present itself as a “defender of democracy.” It is urgent for the working class to fight not only against the Right, but also against Biden’s neoliberal and racist policies, and unions will be a key part of that struggle. 

Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement to Reopen Schools

On Tuesday, Chicago teachers narrowly voted to approve a proposal from the CPS that would have them return to their classrooms over the next several weeks. Though much better than the original reopening plan, even the union leadership admits it is imperfect. A real victory can only come from the organized rank and file.