On Black Friday, workers of the world unite…against Amazon / by Mark Gruenberg

Garment workers in Bangladesh join the ‘Make Amazon Pay’ protests on Black Friday 2020. | @NazmaAkter73 for Sommilito Garment Sramik Federation / via IndustriALL WASHINGTON (PAI)—For at least the third year in a row, workers worldwide will mark “Black Friday,” this year on Nov. 25, with mass protests, this time against one of the mostContinue reading “On Black Friday, workers of the world unite…against Amazon / by Mark Gruenberg”

Opinion: If Democrats want votes, they should rain fury on union-busting corporations / by Hamilton Nolan

Starbucks employees and supporters reacting as votes are read during a union election in December in Buffalo, New York. Photograph: Joshua Bessex/AP Originally published in the Guardian, 8/8/22 We supposedly have the most pro-union US president of our lifetimes. Let’s see him act like it In June, workers at a Chipotle restaurant in Augusta, Maine, becameContinue reading “Opinion: If Democrats want votes, they should rain fury on union-busting corporations / by Hamilton Nolan”

The ‘Secret’ That Gets CEOs Rich: Keep Workers Poor / by Sam Pizzigati

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair How far off the charts has compensation for America’s top corporate CEOs soared? Let’s use Peter Drucker as our reference point. Management theorists today generally give Drucker, a refugee from Nazism in the 1930s, the credit for essentially laying down “the foundations of management as a scientific discipline” after World War II.Continue reading “The ‘Secret’ That Gets CEOs Rich: Keep Workers Poor / by Sam Pizzigati”

Little Steel Strike: Remembering the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre / by Fred Gaboury

Police using guns, clubs, & teargas attack marching strikers outside Chicago’s Republic Steel plant, May 30, 1937. | Carl Linde- AP An earlier version of this article appeared in People’s Weekly World on May 31, 1997. South Chicago, Memorial Day 1937: Mollie West was there with a group of high school seniors. Curtis Strong was there forContinue reading “Little Steel Strike: Remembering the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre / by Fred Gaboury”

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”

May Day in New York, with labor and the left up front / by Jacob Buckner

Members of the Young Communist League and Communist Party march on May Day in New York. | via CPUSA NEW YORK—On International Workers Day, hundreds of people and dozens of unions and radical organizations hit the streets of Manhattan to support workers in the fight against capitalist exploitation. This year’s May Day action was theContinue reading “May Day in New York, with labor and the left up front / by Jacob Buckner”

NLRB: Unionizing petitions up 57% in last six months / by Mark Gruenberg

Kaiser Permanente workers on strike | Ted Soqui/Sipa via AP WASHINGTON —“Striketober” turned out to be the proverbial “canary in the coal mine,” when it came to unionization petitions, too. The National Labor Relations Board reported a 57% increase in petitions for union recognition votes in the first half of fiscal 2022, which ended MarchContinue reading “NLRB: Unionizing petitions up 57% in last six months / by Mark Gruenberg”