These baristas learned the hard way that employers sometimes grant recognition but stonewall workers at the bargaining table — even on changes that would help the business.
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.
AP Geller talks about a solidarity union campaign they helped organize at a telecoms subcontractor, from 2014-2016. In Part I, they described how the committee was built, and how together they organized a successful strike to secure missing wages. Post-strike hangover After the strike, things went
Deirdre C reflects on the IWW campaign at Star Tickets call center from 2010-2014. Part I can be read here. This part focuses on the election, bargaining, and the end of the campaign. Why we filed for an election I had presented a doctor’s note
MK Lees and Marianne Garneau reexamine whether it is necessary for solidarity unions to declare themselves a union to the boss. This piece originally appeared at Libcom.org. Introduction In an election-driven workplace-organizing campaign, going public is a key step. The workers or union try to
Arvind Dilawar, an independent journalist, reports on three different labor struggles at the New School in New York City during the month of May 2018, each using a different combination of direct action and formal negotiation. On May 1, a hundred students entered the cafeteria