01 Nov 2019

‘It’s A Definitive Shift’: Chicago Teachers Union Strike A Major Victory For Public Education

“It’s a definitive shift in the entire landscape, not just in Chicago, but throughout the U.S., away from privatization, school closures, charter schools, and the kind of Koch Brother funding of private schools instead of public schools, a threat we’ve been fending off for the last 30 years,” said Jackson Potter, a union bargaining member and high school teacher in Chicago.

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05 Sep 2019

Verizon Workers File Federal Complaints Against Alleged Racist Workplace Culture

Michael Sainato reports on equal employment opportunity complaints that workers filed against Verizon alleging the company engages in racial discrimination.

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22 Jul 2019

Many Shortfalls Of Wage Theft Enforcement For Migrant Workers

Migrant workers share stories of wage theft and retaliation by employers, and how there is little-to-no enforcement of state labor protections.

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01 Jul 2019

‘We’re Not Being Paid’: Musicians Struggle Against Orchestra Management, Streaming Services

At the end of May, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra management informed their musicians that the summer season would be canceled and musicians would be locked out beginning June 17, the first work stoppage for the orchestra in 31 years. “We’re not being paid. They told us our health insurance will

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11 Jun 2019

Facebook Bikeshare Workers Organize Against Anti-Union Campaign

At Facebook headquarters, workers for Bikes Make Life Better face an anti-union campaign from their employers as they try to form a union.

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14 May 2019

In Colombia, General Motors Workers Fight Surge In Firings Over Workplace Injuries

Former General Motors employees in Colombia have protested at US Embassy for several years over practice of firing workers for injuries.

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Photo by Claudette Begin, CUE Teamsters Local 2010, via Flickr.
04 Apr 2019

Anti-Union University Administrations Fight Surge In Graduate Student Worker Organizing

Since the National Labor Relations Board ruled graduate student workers at private universities can unionize, a surge in organizing has faced persistent union-busting.

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Photo by SEARAC.org
17 Dec 2018

Trump Bullies Asian Countries Into Accepting Deported Refugees Who Fled After Vietnam War

The Trump administration is bullying Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos into accepting refugees with outstanding deportation orders, many of whom fled US wars.

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Photo by thisisbossi on Flickr.
31 Oct 2018

As Minnesota City Rushes To Approve Amazon Warehouse, Residents Rally Opposition

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota residents oppose a proposed Amazon Fulfillment Center over how it will transform the environment and atmosphere of the community.

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Attorney and Dakota Access Pipeline activist Chase Iron Eyes. Photo by TEDx Charlottesville on Flickr.
23 Aug 2018

In Case Against Indigenous #NoDAPL Activist Chase Iron Eyes, Judge Accepts Plea Deal That Drops Most Serious Charges

North Dakota judge approves plea deal for attorney and indigenous activist Chase Iron Eyes, dropping serious charges including inciting a riot.

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