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Uber and Lyft drivers deserve a better strike

This week, labor news was dominated by the story of the Uber / Lyft strike. On Wednesday, rideshare drivers were…

Why don’t strikes achieve more?

Last week social media and web publications were filled with triumphant celebration of the strike at Stop & Shop, which…

Wobcast #3: Organizing Reproductive Work

In the third episode of our podcast, host Rhiannon speaks to Katia Roscov, an early childhood educator, about reproductive labor,…

20 years ago nurses in Saskatchewan wildcatted. Could the same happen today?

20 years ago this month, in April 1999, nurses in Saskatchewan engaged in a ten-day “wildcat” (illegal) strike. Around 8,000…

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…

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