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On September 9, 1985, the largely Latina workforce in the large frozen food processing facilities in Watsonville, California walked out on strike after employers cut their wages. After a long, brutal nearly two year strike, the workers won, one of the few major labor victories of the 1980s and a sign that the future of […]

AT&T Strike

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On August 26, 2019

Solidarity with AT&T workers in the South. Thousands of AT&T workers in the southeast, including Tennessee, have walked off the job. The more than 20,000 employees who work for the teleco

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Stop and Shop Victory

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On April 23, 2019
The Stop and Shop strike is over and at least tentatively it looks like the workers won most of what they wanted. The devil is always in the details and I’m having trouble finding much about the chain’s desire to create two-tier contracts. But they did win on wages, health care, and pensions, which is […]

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 th

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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 locomotive manufacturing complex a mile long and a mile wide in Erie, Pennsylvania, 1,700 workers walked off the job early Tuesday morning […]

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

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