Bobbi Murray: In the face of a landmark Supreme Court ruling, public-sector unions are creating new strategies to survive — and in many cases, to grow.
Robin Urevich: A year after Janus v. AFSCME, right-to-work forces organize against organized labor in California.
Celina della Croce: In the face of a well-organized global elite that has gutted the power of workplace organizing, Cochabamba shows us that organizing the working class around a common interest
Leo W. Gerard: It pitted U.S. and Canadian workers earning family-supportive wages against Mexican workers subsisting on pathetic pay and mostly denied the right to form independent labor unions that would help raise those wages.
Valerie Vande Panne: Boggs’ theory was that some people will be left outside of production, and they can be either destructive or creative because they’ll be left out.
Nancy J. Altman and Linda Benesch: Making high-quality health care a right for all was one of the chief causes that Perkins fought for throughout her life.
Peter Dreier: The sight of the Anglo grower, who bought the land at auction, bulldozing the family’s farmhouse, trees, and crops left an indelible impression on the young Cesar.
Larry Aubry: The split among and between labor unions actually affords Blacks and Latinos the opportunity together to craft reforms that unapologetically benefit their respective groups while also contributing to a stronger union movement.
Richard Greeman: Deaf to the angry people’s legitimate grievances, unwilling to deal with them, Macron has given himself no other choice than to legislate new repressive legal restrictions to suppress their continued free expression.
Carolfrances Likins: I miss getting on the train and calling out, “U.T.!” and hearing, “L.A.!” shouted back to me by a zillion voices from a zillion sisters and brothers in red t-shirts and high spirits.
David Bacon: A national growers’ lobby has sued the U.S. Department of Labor to freeze the wages of H-2A workers at a level barely above minimum wage.
Lauren Windsor: With such a large contingent of teachers off the job, they could show up at airports en masse to protest the shutdown in solidarity with TSA agents and air traffic controllers, creating space for those workers to join them.
Regina Freer: Fighting against workplace discrimination starts with our own cities stepping up to better protect workers from civil rights violations. But to do this, our cities must be given the authority to do so.