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”

Maine workers celebrate Labor Day amid wave of union organizing / by Dan Neumann

A recent rally in support of Chipotle workers in Augusta | Maine Service Employees Association, SEIU Local 1989 via Facebook Originally published in the Beacon on September 5, 2022 At rallies, barbecues and breakfasts across the state this Labor Day weekend, workers celebrated a year that has seen a significant uptick in Maine and acrossContinue reading “Maine workers celebrate Labor Day amid wave of union organizing / by Dan Neumann”

Labor Day: Unions Have a Stake in Ending Minority Rule in the United States / by Mark Weisbrot

Photograph Source: Bastian Greshake Tzovaras – CC BY-SA 2.0 This first appeared on MSN. In 2021, just 10.3 percent of American workers were members of unions, less than half the proportion we had four decades prior. This collapse in union membership didn’t happen in Canada; it happened in the United States, for a number of reasons that wereContinue reading “Labor Day: Unions Have a Stake in Ending Minority Rule in the United States / by Mark Weisbrot”