Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau

Economic conditions had first transformed the mass of the people of the country into workers. The combination of capital has created for this mass a common situation, common interests. This mass is thus already a class as against capital, but not yet for itself. In the struggle… this mass becomes united, and constitutes itself asContinue reading “Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau”

The Amazon Labor Union Victory, Lessons for All Workers / By Ed Grystar

Amazon Workers in Staten Island, NY Vote to Unionize in Historic First | Democracy Now! In one of the most remarkable labor organizing victories in decades, the Amazon workers in Staten Island voted to unionize with the independent Amazon Labor Union (ALU). This is the first organizing victory for any union at any of Amazon’sContinue reading “The Amazon Labor Union Victory, Lessons for All Workers / By Ed Grystar”

Bernie Sanders: Amazon Labor Union victory has launched a national movement / by Jake Johnson

At left: Chris Smalls, president of the Amazon Labor Union, center, with other members of ALU marching at the Amazon JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, Oct. 25, 2021. At right: Sen. Bernie Sanders. | AP photos On an organizing call Monday night with leaders of the Amazon Labor Union, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind.-Vt., said he believesContinue reading “Bernie Sanders: Amazon Labor Union victory has launched a national movement / by Jake Johnson”

Starbucks Workers Have Filed to Unionize 200 Stores / by Sharon Zhang

Picket signs are pictured at a rally in support of workers of two Seattle Starbucks locations that announced plans to unionize, during an evening rally at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, Washington, on January 25, 2022 | Jason Redmond – AFP via Getty Images This week, Starbucks workers hit a milestone of 200 stores filingContinue reading “Starbucks Workers Have Filed to Unionize 200 Stores / by Sharon Zhang”

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”