I didn’t comment on this yesterday because I was busy, among other things, doing media spots about it. But if you haven’t seen Biden’s speech in support of the Amazon workers, watch
Jamelle Bouie had an excellent column the other day about the long history of unionism in Alabama. As the Amazon campaign takes off in Alabama, it turns out there is a real history of radical and usua
In our last film club, we watched the ridiculous National Right to Work Committee film Women Must Weep, a laughable but horrifying piece of hackwork about a strike in Princeton, Indiana. Outraged and
When California voters chose alliance with giant corporations over worker rights in their Prop 22 votes, they may have stopped one of the most important attempts to gain a hold of this economy before
Rich Yeselson has a really powerful essay on what it was like to be on the front lines of the labor movement when John Sweeney won his upset victory to become AFL-CIO president and the world seemed th
In 1956, workers at a plant in Princeton, Indiana went on strike. They were organized with the International Association of Machinists. In response, the National Right to Work Committee created a movi
Karen Lewis, the amazing head of the Chicago Teachers Union who took on Rahm Emanuel and inspired a new generation of teacher militancy, has died. Former teachers union President Karen Lewis has died.
John Sweeney, who ran an upstart campaign in 1995 to take over the AFL-CIO presidency and revive the labor movement, has died. Sweeney in the end was never the transformative figure some had hoped. Bu