Two Million Public Sector Workers Strike Against Austerity in Britain

By: Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:15 am

As many as two million public sector workers are on strike in Britain today, a number which accounts for 1 out of every 30 citizens in the country (that would be the equivalent of 10 million people going on strike in America). This is the biggest strike in Britain in 30 years, when the protests [...]

Verizon Strike Ends As Labor, Management Return to Bargaining Table

By: Monday August 22, 2011 7:30 am

On Saturday, the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers released a statement on the strike of 45,000 Verizon workers in the Northeast: Members of CWA and IBEW at Verizon Communications will return to work on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at which time the contract will be back in force for an [...]

Foreign Exchange Students Walk Out of Exploitative Hershey Chocolate Factory Jobs

By: Thursday August 18, 2011 12:25 pm

This story about foreign exchange students being exploited for their labor in Hershey, PA, and in particular what they did to fight back, is at once a spine-chilling story about the third-world labor market we’ve engendered in this country and a story of hope about a path out of this mess, through pure will and [...]

Kasich Comes Crawling Back to Labor, Asking for a Deal on SB 5

By: Wednesday August 17, 2011 1:43 pm

This is pretty funny. The story goes like this: Ohio Republicans took a page from Wisconsin’s book and rammed through SB 5, a bill that strips most collective bargaining rights and the right to strike from public employees. They used some real strong-arm tactics toward members of their own party to do it; they pulled [...]

45,000 Verizon Workers Go on Strike

By: Monday August 8, 2011 10:50 am

We haven’t had a really large labor strike in a while, so this action from Verizon repair technicians, FiOS installers and call center workers is unusual. Verizon is really trying to eliminate many of the gains made by the Communication Workers union over the years, so the striking workers have little recourse but to strike. [...]

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