Labor law failings, workplace organizing challenges, and possibilities for union renewal / by Martin Hart-Landsberg

Trump’s new Medicaid rule prohibits automatic payment of union dues. (Photo: Peoples Dispatch) If you follow the news it must seem like joining a union is a step outside the norms of U.S. law. Afterall, the media is full of stories about how big companies like Starbucks and Amazon threaten their pro-union workers with dismissal, spy onContinue reading “Labor law failings, workplace organizing challenges, and possibilities for union renewal / by Martin Hart-Landsberg”

Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp

Photo: A day of action organized by the Maine Poor People’s Campaign in Bangor in 2021 | Photo courtesy of Maine Poor People’s Campaign via Facebook  Mainers from across the state will travel to Washington, D.C., next month as part of a march to demand that those in power stop ignoring the 140 million poor andContinue reading “Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp”

Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp

Photo: A day of action organized by the Maine Poor People’s Campaign in Bangor in 2021 | Photo courtesy of Maine Poor People’s Campaign via Facebook  Mainers from across the state will travel to Washington, D.C., next month as part of a march to demand that those in power stop ignoring the 140 million poor andContinue reading “Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp”

Southern workers gather to build Workers Assembly Movement / by Southern Workers Assembly

Photo courtesy of Southern Workers Assembly DURHAM, N.C. – Under the slogan “Build the Workers Assembly Movement! Organize the South!,” nearly 80 workers from eight Southern states gathered in Durham, North Carolina for a Southern Workers Assembly Organizing School over the weekend of April 29 – May 1. Workers came to the school from Atlanta,Continue reading “Southern workers gather to build Workers Assembly Movement / by Southern Workers Assembly”

Women take on union busters by stepping up union organizing / by Mark Gruenberg

Women Innovating Labor Leadership (WILL Empower) is an initiative that identifies, convenes and trains women labor leaders. They sponsored the recent discussion about women battling union busters. Photo courtesy of WILL WASHINGTON—Women across America, learning firsthand about the extent to which bosses try to destroy unions, are taking the lead in confronting and battling backContinue reading “Women take on union busters by stepping up union organizing / by Mark Gruenberg”

Maine News: Joining wave of organized newsrooms, BDN journalists look to unionize / by Dan Neumann

Photo: Yevgen Romanenko, Getty Images The newsroom staff of the Bangor Daily News and other Bangor Publishing Company newspapers announced on Wednesday that they had shared with management their plans to unionize. Organizers said an overwhelming majority of eligible staff have signed cards declaring their desire to join the News Guild of Maine, Local 31128 of TheContinue reading “Maine News: Joining wave of organized newsrooms, BDN journalists look to unionize / by Dan Neumann”

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”

Union wins at Staten Island Amazon, too close to call in Alabama / by Mark Gruenberg

Amazon Labor Union organizers are celebrating first-ever Amazon warehouse union election victory. Photo: Luis Feliz Leon BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Workers at the Staten Island Amazon warehouse scored a historic victory today by winning their vote to unionize with the independent Amazon Labor Union. Meanwhile, the vote at the Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse is too close to call because ofContinue reading “Union wins at Staten Island Amazon, too close to call in Alabama / by Mark Gruenberg”

How the Starbucks Worker Organizing Model Can Accelerate Unionization Across the Country / by Shuvu Bhattarai

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez meets with Starbucks Workers United members who are working to unionize their store in Astoria, Queens, New York, on March 27, 2022. (Starbucks Astoria Blvd / Twitter) A Starbucks union drive is sweeping across the country. In an industry that has been all but impossible to unionize, these baristas have created anContinue reading “How the Starbucks Worker Organizing Model Can Accelerate Unionization Across the Country / by Shuvu Bhattarai”