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Saskatoon Co-op Strike Ends with Two-Tier Contract

After a six-month strike that saw workers walking picket lines in extremely cold temperatures, UFCW Local 1400 has reached an…

How West Virginia teachers defied the state—and their unions

Michael M describes his experience helping organize the West Virginia teacher strikes in 2018 and 2019, as a member of…

Socialist Leaders Won’t Save Unions

In a recent piece for Jacobin, Barry Eidlin makes the case for socialist leadership of labor unions. Eidlin notes that…

Why Do Coops Hate Unions?

Marianne Garneau spoke to workers in over a dozen grocery cooperatives across the U.S. and Canada to produce this report…

Citizen Participation vs Class Power: Thoughts on community organizing

Ray Valentine talks about the limitations of the community organizing model. About five years ago, after a friend told me…

Guest podcast on the Women’s Strike

The LaborWave podcast interviewed Marianne Garneau about the women’s strike and her review of Feminism for the 99%. Listen here….

How come sometimes bosses fight back, and sometimes they give in?

We have a saying in the IWW: “The boss is a good organizer.” It means that bosses push workers towards…

Leadership is not going to help us: Film review of Memory and Muscle (1995)

On the surface, this is a review of a classic documentary about a massive, illegal 1965 strike by Canadian postal…

Our Union Is the Only Morale Booster That Job Has: The campaign at CallUs

CallUs (not the real business name) is a call center in the Midwest with roughly 750 employees. We spoke to…

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