In a Just Society, Every Day Would Be Labor Day / by Eugene V. Debs

Socialist Eugene Debs addresses a crowd at a meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1925. (G. Rinhart / Corbis via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin on 9/5/2022 On Labor Day, there’s perhaps no one better to read than Eugene V. Debs. Here’s his 1903 Labor Day message, never before republished, in which he declares, “The struggleContinue reading “In a Just Society, Every Day Would Be Labor Day / by Eugene V. Debs”

When Workers Swapped Segregation for Solidarity / by Toni Gilpin

This detail from the comic below celebrates the solidarity between Black and white farm equipment workers in Louisville who struck together and socialized together, winning the highest wages in the South and challenging segregation beyond the workplace too. Graphic: Annabelle Heckler Solidarity: we celebrate it in song, emblazon it on picket signs, and insert theContinue reading “When Workers Swapped Segregation for Solidarity / by Toni Gilpin”

Black workers’ struggles inform labor history / April Sims

Photo credit: @Pretiblkunicorn, one of the Memphis 7 The following article which originally appeared in TheStand.org was reprinted by the Washington State AFL-CIO which gave People’s World permission to reprint it here. Black labor built this country, and Black folks recognizing and seizing their economic power as workers is the basis of the liberation movements of ourContinue reading “Black workers’ struggles inform labor history / April Sims”