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On July 3, 1903, members of Mill and Smetlermen’s Union No. 93 met at Elyria Town Hall in Denver, Colorado and decided to go on an immediate strike. This strike, while unsuccessful, was a critical moment in laying the groundwork for the creation of the Industrial Workers of the World in 1905. Smelter workers had […]
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Stop and Shop Strike Update

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On April 17, 2019
When we talk about strikes, it’s very easy to romanticize them. That’s an error. Strikes are scary and they cause a lot of stress upon workers, as they are for the Stop and Shop workers, now a week into their strike. But also do not fret, this strike has been incredibly effective and Stop and […]
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The Wabtec Strike

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On March 10, 2019
I was contacted by a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter to give some context to the current Wabtec strike going on in Erie, which is a classic case of an industrial employer seeking to bust their union through implementing a two-tier contract and engaging in total warfare on the future of the workforce. When a new owner […]

The Erie Strike

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On March 4, 2019

Workers at a former GE plant that is now owned by a Westinghouse subsidiary are on strike, fighting against the latest round of corporate attacks on a dignified working class. At a sprawling locomotiv

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Strikes Work

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On February 19, 2019
Boom! West Virginia's educators just won their strike! A few minutes ago, they forced the House to kill the Republicans' pro-privatization bill, 53-45. Strikes work — check out this video of the celebration. pic.twitter.com/S9yn8LvB0S — Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc) February 19, 2019 Worker power is the most effective way to make immediate change. These West Virginia […]
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