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.
Berry Craig: From late August to early September, 1921, 7,000 to 20,000 UMWA coal miners fought to shove 2,500 to 3,500 anti-union lawmen and volunteers off the mountain.
Jessica Goodheart: A Los Angeles-based program—the only one like it for janitors in the country—has helped align janitorial staffs with the sustainability goals of office building owners.
Berry Craig: Republicans, for the umpteenth time, are fishing for union votes with the social issues bait. They’ve been at for almost 40 years.
Leonard Isenberg: What if the strike doesn’t work and LAUSD winds up using it to break the union, so that it can start hiring “teachers” fresh out of college, loaded with debt, and desperate for work at $35,000 a year?
Berry Craig: A contingent of Local 184 members escorted the truck-pulled giant John as it rolled up Broadway. Hanging next to the commode was a scaled-to-size paper towel roll.
Richard Greeman: Despite Donald Trump’s far-right, anti-labor crony-capitalist reign, an unforeseen wave of militant, self-organized teachers’ strikes began spreading from one conservative state to another.
WJ Astore: The so-called Democratic Socialists are not advocating nationalization of industry; they’re basically New Deal Democrats in the tradition of FDR.
Steve Early: Too many local union and central labor council officials, who are key endorsement decision-makers, don’t seem to have gotten the memo from the national AFL-CIO about backing real labor candidates.