Last week social media and web publications were filled with triumphant celebration of the strike at Stop & Shop, which saw some 31,000 workers off the job, and then of its resolution with a new collective agreement. There has been considerable excitement on the left lately about
In the third episode of our podcast, host Rhiannon speaks to Katia Roscov, an early childhood educator, about reproductive labor, such as housework and child care. They note that sometimes it is paid and sometimes unpaid, but it always reflects a gender dynamic in society.
20 years ago this month, in April 1999, nurses in Saskatchewan engaged in a ten-day “wildcat” (illegal) strike. Around 8,000 members of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) walked off the job, and refused to return even after being legislated back to work by an
After a six-month strike that saw workers walking picket lines in extremely cold temperatures, UFCW Local 1400 has reached an agreement with the Saskatoon Co-op. The deal includes the introduction of a two-tier wage system whereby new hires will start at a different pay scale.
In a recent piece for Jacobin, Barry Eidlin makes the case for socialist leadership of labor unions. Eidlin notes that when unions were run by socialists, they were more militant. Socialism was purged from the unions in the 1930s through 1950s, and they have become
Marianne Garneau spoke to workers in over a dozen grocery cooperatives across the U.S. and Canada to produce this report on coops’ exploitation of workers and history of union-busting. We like to think of grocery cooperatives as islands of progressivism in an otherwise ruthless capitalist
The LaborWave podcast interviewed Marianne Garneau about the women’s strike and her review of Feminism for the 99%. Listen here. I do not think that power is developed by calling people out into the streets, because that is not a location where we have power.
We have a saying in the IWW: “The boss is a good organizer.” It means that bosses push workers towards the union with the terrible ways they treat them. But of course, the terrible ways bosses treat workers also sometimes provoke a different reaction: workers
CallUs (not the real business name) is a call center in the Midwest with roughly 750 employees. We spoke to three workers who have been part of an organizing effort there at various times. PART 1: INTERVIEW WITH ADAM AND TANYA (2012-2016) Tell me about